Monday, June 22, 2015

Wool Applique

I've been trying some wool applique lately. So far I've done about five projects. Still a lot to learn as each one has a mistake or two. Dear hubby says its just me that sees them.

This one is Daisy pincushion by Primitive Gatherings.
Purchased as a kit, so it had everything to get started except for the threads.
This is Spring has Sprung by Buttermilk Basin, I changed the colors Cally for and used wool felt instead of wool.

These are Garden Minis by Chestnut Junction, stitchery pattern with purchased kit with wool and fabric to make into pillows.



And the last one is Our Promise by Threads that Bind

I need to get back to my cross stitch, as I have about three projects started.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Back from Framers

I finished this a couple of years ago, I couldn't believe it had been that long. Finally had it framed. Really like how it turned out. It's Woodland Star by Nancy's Needle.


Sorry about glare.

 The frogs came to visit too many times while stitching on this next piece, I almost chuncked it. So glad it's finally done. This is
Be Mine by Lila's Studio.




I stitched it on 36ct.sand linen using Gentle Arts threads.



Friday, March 27, 2015

A Few Finishes and a Start

It's been a while, but I have a couple of finishes to show. The first is
A Garden for Sissy. Design by Carolyn Manning.

I used the recommended fabric and threads for this, and decided to make it into a pillow.
Next up is a canvas, I took a cyber class by Laura J. Perin for Ribbons with Monograms. I chose the red color way.


I like how it turned out, thought about finishing it into pillow, but hubby thinks I should have it framed. So that's what we'll probably do. Hopefully in the next week or so I will get it there.
My new start is Be Mine, by Lila's Studio. I've had the chart for awhile but had to get the threads. I'm also still working on my Scarlett Letter sampler and my HEAD design. Just didn't get pics of their progress.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sampler Stitching

This year I decided not to sign up for Sal's, as I wanted to try and do some other things. However, I did sign up on the Scarlet Letter Facebook group for that Sal. I have been wanting to stitch a sampler and thought this might help push me to do it. They voted on different ones and ended picking the top 4. I chose Mary Ann Michell circa 1810.


We were to start on January 1, but we had company for a few days so mine got started a little late. Here's what I have so far,


I've been stitching on another piece but can't show pics right now.
I've also ordered a punch needle pattern, thought I would give this another try. I tried it about 7 years ago and just didn't find any patterns that I really liked and wasn't quite sure what to do with the piece when I finished it. I've seen a lot more of it lately.
So we'll see how it goes.