Monday, June 27, 2011

Tree of Stitches - progress through Part 12

Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden
I stitched part 12 of the Tree of Stitches over the weekend.  I decided to do a scan this time because taking a photo didn't seem to be showing the correct colors and I think the scan shows the fabric color better.  I did the latest part in two colors to show the stitch in more detail.

I've also added some beads to one of the parts, the top left, but they don't show up too well on the scan. I need to go through my stash and see what I can find for beads for the other parts, or else I'll have to visit my LNS.

This design is a SAL through the Yahoo Group The Stitch Specialists of which I'm a moderator. Not too much further to go!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

An "in-between" project

While waiting for the next part of Tree of Stitches to be released, I was looking for something simple to stitch.  I wanted one color of thread and just cross stitch, nothing fancy.  It seemed like all the projects I had on the go had a zillion colors or required concentration, something I don't always have a lot of at the end of a working day.

So, I found this design from Whispered by the Wind.  It's called "Scherzo" and the model shows it stitched in an overdyed thread.  I chose 28 count Cashel/Confederate Grey and #844 Mandarin Bamboo floss from Rainbow Gallery, which is a solid color, not overdyed.  I just love this color of fabric, it's one of my favorites.  The floss I'd had in my stash for a while but had not tried it and it's a dream to stitch with, it just glides through the fabric.  I'm really enjoying this project.

This is one week's progress, more than 1/3 and less than 1/2, but I don't think it will take too much longer to finish.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tree of Stitches update

Just popping in to give a quick up date.  This is the Tree of Stitches through Part 10.  There are a couple of sections that have beads, I haven't put those on yet.  It's starting to look more like a tree!

I had fun at my LNS last weekend pulling more threads for this design.  So far I've used silks, metallics, silk perle, cotton overdyes and silk overdyes.  It's been fun pulling it together.