Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Mill Hill Restart

 I have pulled this kit to work on in the evenings when I need a small project. I think it will be less complicated than the last one and hopefully will go a little faster.
This is how it looked when I put it away in January.
I have to find a calm period to cut threads on my Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler. Hopefully Thursday....

Monday, March 28, 2016

I Should Not Use Scissors

I know I can fix this, but what a pain!!!I will have to do a different stitch in this square. I need to cut more threads and add a thread back in so I can do the Ruskin Lace in this section.  I think I will wait until I get the other square cut before I decide what I do.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Hope you have a wonderful day and get some stitching time today.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Fixing a Mistake

I am trying to fix my mistake on the Drawn Thread Sampler.  I cut two threads, not one. Thank goodness they need to be cut anyway, but I need to fix it so I can put the buttonhole back in and the 4-sided stitch in. It takes lots of light and patience, both in short supply around here.  I really want to pull up a new project and ignore this one.  But I know I will love this piece once I get this section fixed.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Block done for Round Robin

Well, I forgot to turn these photos, but I am finished with my round robin block.  I feel like it needs more, but I wasn't sure what. I hope the next person can figure out what to do on the center.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Another Section of Flowers

I finally finished the Amadeus Stitch for my version of Flowers of Italy.  It is much prettier in person as I used blending filament with my floss.
  I need to work on the Diamond Jessica for April.  I started one in perle cotton.  I need to change it to something darker.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Crazy Quilt Progress

I have been working on the round robin block.  I feel like I need to do something different in the black circles.  Need to look for a darker green and do some long and short stitching.  Although I may just rip them out and do something else.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Carry Along Project

I have been carrying this in the car and stitching on it every now and then.  I used the wrong green and I need to find something else to outline the petals.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Seam, Finally

I should have posted something green for Saint Patrick's Day, but I am not Irish and have no clue what the big deal is.  I am a more Dia de Muertos kind of gal... 
Anyway, this is my start on the crazy quilt.  I looked at all the suggestions and thought about them and even started stitching, but I could not get it to look right.  So I am stitching this feather wavy band thing.  It will need more, but I need to make sure it does my drag your eye from the tree stitched in the next square over.  I think the center needs something spectacular, but what that is, I am not sure. I hate to leave that for the last person in the round robin, but I may have to.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Videos for my Guild

I have not gotten much stitching done.  I needed to video myself stitching for my local EGA and I wanted to return the camera that I borrowed to video on.  So I still have to edit the videos I made, but at least they are filmed.  If I can improve the quality enough-sound, not so jerky-I will post a link on the blog.  But I thought you would like to see my set up for this project.  Yep I have 3 lights on my work to get a good video.  Crazy!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Beaded Sheep

I really need to get to work on the round robin crazy quilt.  I have pulled threads and just need to force myself to begin stitching.  But as that will require  thinking, I continue to work on this little kit.  It is fairly close to being done! My daughter thinks I should frame all these Nativity kits.  Not so sure.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Amadeus Stitch

I was getting ready to teach this to my guild and worked the Amadeus stitch with the white perle cotton.  It looks ok but I thought I would try the light blue floss next.  Ok, but not great.  I decided the white floss with the blending thread was the best choice.  You can't see it in my photo, but it has a nice sparkle.  I think people are afraid to change colors in pieces because they may have to rip.  But if you don't  try something new, how will you learn?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Beading on my Heart

This is what I really want to work on.  I am a little worried that my bugle beads are too close together and won't make the "necklace" for this piece work.  I think I have some extra beads that I can use to make it work.

Friday, March 4, 2016

A New Crazy Block

This is the next block I need to work on in my round robin.  Beautiful,no?  But what should I do?  The theme is Asian Nights.  The center is fairly bare and I am thinking a fan would be nice.  Don't want to add too many beads as the owner wants to use it on a coverlet for a bed.  Suggestions?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

More of Flowers of Italy

How I miss my college students!  My middle child is such a big help with techie things.  I video taped myself stitching this section of the Amadeus stitch and it is adequate, but could be better.  Thank God he is coming home tomorrow and can help me edit my videos and maybe make a few more.  I need the video for my local EGA as I am teaching this stitch next Tuesday!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Angel Wings Removed

I was cruising along on this piece when I came to the spot where the Angel Wings are horizontal again when I realized I was off. Since I am using blending filament along with the floss, I was super sad to remove it.  I love the sparkle of blending filament,but hate how it shreds.  Maybe I should get my bees wax out.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Almost have a Sheep

I did a little work on this last night and feel like I am getting closer to the beading section.  I still have a bit to go before I get there though.  These little Mill Hill Bead Kits can be deceiving....