Sunday, July 28, 2013

And I Can't Count

While working on this piece I discovered that one of my stitches is wrong.  Actually, two.  I think it will work out as I am not taking my center out again!  At least I hope it will and the piece won't look too crazy.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bus Trip

I had plenty of time to stitch while on a bus trip with my kids.  This piece is great for that.  I removed  the yellow in the bottom flower as I didn't like how it looked.  I think I have figured out how to do the long and short stitch.  Now if I can just move my skills to silk...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Judy Jeroy Workshop

My local EGA was very lucky to have Judy come teach for several days.  If you have the opportunity to take a class with her, do it!  Great teacher and a wealth of knowledge.

 The first class was a one day workshop from a free pattern off EGA's website.Embroidererers' Guild of America It is called An Introductory Program to Surface Stitchery and is available for members.  This was what I needed to help me with my long and short stitches, buttonhole and satin. 
The two day class was Chip and Chick and I learned a lot.  My little chick is very surprised at the chipmunk who is eating a nut on a stump. 

The plan is to stitch the one day and practice my technique before I tackle my big piece.  That is if I don't get distracted.  Would I do that?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ukrainian Nyzynka-Stitched!

Have you ever just decided that a piece is done?  That is what I think about this one.  I have enjoyed working on it, but I started it in July 2010.  It is time to be done.  I was thinking of making it into a small bag, but my son has offered to make a box for it.  He has so many other projects that I hate to ask, but he wants to make it for me.  I will wash it and put it away.
I did not get to the Coq Au Pins yet.  I need to do some work before I can put it together.  That is my goal for tomorrow.  I did manage to clean a little of my basement though.  Every little bit is progress.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Midnight Star Restart

I spent yesterday evening watching PBS and ripping the center of Midnight Star.  I restitched the very center using Kreinik 150V.  I thought that is what I used before, but it was 152V which was darker.  My daughter likes the orange thread I am using so I can keep moving forward. 
I do plan on finishing my Coq Au Pins set myself.  It looks fairly straight forward and I hope to take some time today or tomorrow.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

First, Happy 4th of July everyone!  It is a beautiful day where I live and I just got back from a 10K Firecracker Run!  Can you tell I am hyper?  Anyway, it was great fun and I recommend doing a race, even if you are slow like me.  It is good to get out and move! 

Here is the scissor's case that goes with the chicken.  Do you see my mistake?  I need to do a little reverse stitching before this is done.  Then it is on to the scissor's fob! When I get all the stitching done, I will put everything together.  Here is my question: does it count as one finish for my Crazy January Challenge or do I count each piece?  I am so behind, I think I will count each one.  What do you think?