Saturday, January 30, 2010

Quaker Diamonds - progress after 2 weeks

I'm having so much fun stitching this design and it's growing very fast. I'm now 1/3 of the way through after two weeks of stitching. At this rate should be done by the end of February but we shall see!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Worked on Quaker Diamonds

Last night I worked on the large diamond near the top and made good progress, should finish that today. Will be stitching this afternoon and watching football......go Saints and Colts!

Will post another progress picture at the end of the week.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quaker Diamonds progress

This is my latest project and I am absolutely LOVING stitching this design. This is Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor and the large picture is the finished design from their web site

I started stitching last Saturday night, January 16, and this is my progress as of Friday 22nd. So, even though I can just stitch a couple of hours in the evening you can see that it's a quick stitch.

There are LOTS of color changes and to save time I purchased some more #24 needles and keep a needle with each color threaded. Using the pinhead stitch for starting is also helping to keep it neat. Sometimes you have to thread up for just one stitch. I'm going to do the larger diamond next which goes in the center top. I am using the recommended threads as pictured. These are 3-stranded Valdani threads and I'm using all three strands on 28 count Cashel/Fairy dust.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Evening Star by Heritage

Yay!! It's finished, it's finished! Anyone who has ever done a Heritage design will know how tedious they can be sometimes. Lots of "skinny" cross stitches and lots and lots of backstitching, so much that they need a separate chart for it! Anyway, it is now finished and I will try and get it framed soon.

Sampler of Stitches by The Drawn Thread

Well, it took a couple of years of on and off stitching but I finally finished Drawn Threads "Sampler of Stitches." This was a series of 9 individual charts and used many, many different stitches. We did this as an SAL on the Friendly Stitchers Yahoo Group.

Sweet Violets by Heirloom Embroidieries

This is Sweet Violets by Heirloom Embroideries. This was a nice quick and easy finished and very enjoyable to stitch.