Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Works In Progress

I used to never stitch more than one project at a time but in the last few years I've been doing more than one. Right now I'm stitching three. Actually two of them are cross stitch and the other is beading. I've been stitching probably about 30 years or longer and have never stitched a Heaven and Earth Design.But I saw a design that I kept looking at, so decided I had to do it. It is called French Filigree and I'm stitching it on 25ct. over 1 using 1 strand of silk thread from Vicki Clayton. There was a glare when I took the pic of the wip, so it looks like a spot on the fabric.


  
The other WIP is  Mirabilia Design. Before last year I hadn't stitched one of these designs either. A lady approached me about stitching a piece for her and it was Enchanted Mermaid. After I stitched that I wanted to stitch something for myself. I found Lady of the Mist. I'm stitching it on 32ct (can't remember color) over 2 using recommended threads.

The pic should of been rotated but for some reason didn't .

The beading piece I'm doing is a Waterhouse. I'm doing it in brick stitch using delica beads.



For some reason this didn't rotate either.

I need to have more hours in the day to do my stitching,



Monday, November 18, 2013

Astoria

This design is from The Gift of Stitching magazine, 2010. It is by Virginie Lykins.  She is a collector of antique patterns.
She charted this antique Berlin wool work pattern.
I stitched it on 28ct. Linen using silk threads. I had thought about making it into a cushion, but hubby thought it should be framed and now is hanging in the dining room.

Sorry the pic really doesn't do it justice.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lady of the Mist

This will be my first Mirabilia design to stitch for myself. I just have to get a few threads I'm short on.

A year ago I stitched Emerald Mermaid for a lady , before that I didn't have any of her designs, didn't think that was something I would ever stitch. I've been looking and found several that I would love to stitch. I came across this browsing on etsy.com
I'll try to post pics as I go along.

Friday, November 1, 2013

French Filigree

Well it's been awhile since I last posted. Hopefully I can find time and try to post more often.

This is my first Heaven and Earth design. I'm just starting today and I will be stitching over one on 25ct. using Vicki Clayton silk threads. I'll try to post progress pics along the way.