Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Progress on my Ornaments

Sorry for the bad photos; it is a cloudy day here. The Pearlcicle did not take very long.  I have started my second one and am changing it up a bit. 
I need to take out the silver on my Santa.  The bargello pattern in the center will not fit if I leave it as it is.  That did not take long to stitch and I will be happier with Santa's chin if I redo it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Because I Needed a New Project

A member of my local guild received permission to teach this.  It is called Pearlcicles by Michelle Skobel.  I bought three kits; one for each of my kids.  Since I started this Saturday, it really stitches up quickly.  The tassles have proved the most difficult.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

12 Stitches a Day on Elizabeth Progress

I decided I need to get Elizabeth done, so I work on her for 12 stitches a day.  No less but sometimes more.  Although that is not a lot of stitching, it means I make progress on my pieces.  Hopefully by next week she will have some hair.  It is difficult to see, but I have been adding a shadow to the ruff. Boring but needed.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Santa's Hat

I was very good and resisted Gay Ann's E-Week sale.  It was tough, but I did.  She has a couple of things coming up next year that will definitely tempt me.
Santa's hat is coming along quickly which is good as Kate Gaunt over at the Shining Needle Society is having another class called Christmas Light Santa by Janet Zickler Casey.  If you are interested in joining the Shining Needle Society , you can email Kate at . Lots of fun classes and great teachers.

Monday, October 21, 2013

One Sail done on Ghost Dancer.

I finished one sail!  It was harder than expected and I made some mistakes and had to undo some stitches. I like how the sail floats over one of the waffles.  This is fun and very challenging.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Santa has got Eyes

I like it that my Santa can really see me now.  It is amazing how much a little outline stitching can do.
Just to let you know, Gay Ann Roger's is having her E-Week sale RIGHT NOW!  If you neeed some stash enhancement or just want to look, I highly recommend heading to her website.                                                 Gay Ann Roger's Home Page
She is having her special sales this weekend which is always fun to watch.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Elizabeth's Ruff Continued

I am making some progress on Elizabeth's ruff.I just need to add some tent stitching between the buttonhole stitches to create the shadow.  It is a good project for today as my allergies are bad and I can't think too well.  I really want to get back to Ghost Dancer, but my brain is not making sense of the directions.  I am sure that once my allergies are better it will make sense.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ghost Dancer by Ro Pace

I should be canning tomatoes, but I thought I would do a quick post.  I am taking Ghost Dancer with Cyberpointers as a Group Correspondence Class through ANG.  I did not need to start another project, but this has a due date!  Having those usually helps me finish a project, if you know what I mean....
Back to the tomatoes.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A New Santa

Yes, I started a new project!  It is a Janet Zickler Casey canvas called Jingle Bell Santa.  I realized if I wanted to get him up for Christmas, I needed to start stitching!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Elizabeth's Ruff, Continued

I haven't been working much on Elizabeth.  She needs more light and patience than I have in the evenings.  I hope to get back at her soon.
Gay Ann Rogers is having her annual sale October 16-October 23.  She is taking votes on samplers she will offer on her early morning sales.  Want to vote?  Want to see what Gay Ann has to entice us with this year?
Gay Ann Rogers Sale should take you to her home page.  See why I have so much of her stash in my basement!