Monday, March 17, 2008

2 Finishes in one day.............

I'm on a roll........finished the stitching on this one last month but I'm just now getting around to completing it into an ornament. Based on my sloppy work, I'm gonna beg - yes, beg our local Embroidery Guild to have some classes on ornament finishing techniques. This will be mine to keep. Once I learn how to do a neater finishing job, I would love to stitch this pretty snowflake again. It's from the Stoney Creek Magazine, Feb. 2008 issue - Snowflake Ornament #1 in a new series.

I used Caron Wildflowers thread in Carribean, 1x2 on 28 ct.

New Finish..................

I finished this today. It's the Friendship Tree by The Victoria Sampler (Thea Dueck). It was my first time at any type of hardanger stitch and I was surprised at how easy it is. Lots of fun too!

I love the finishing instructions for this piece and I think I'll pull out my Sara Butcher Truth piece (HAED storykeep) and finish it off this way, minus the fringe.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dreamsleep WIP

All I can say is WOW - this is such a fun stitch. For those of you who don't know, fantasy artist Ian Daniels is now being charted by Stab and Stash. Thanks to Tammy for the excellent charting job!