Monday, April 30, 2012

Check out new web site!

This is Abi Gurden's new web site, Bee's Needleworks, and she is the designer/owner of The Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group I co-moderate. You might see something of mine in the gallery too :-)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chosen fabric and threads for next project

My next project will be "Around the World in 80 Stitches" by Papillon Creations.  This is a SAL and will be released in 24 monthly parts, the first part has just been released.  I went out to my LNS today and chose the fabric and threads.  The fabric I chose is 32 count Belfast/Toasted Almond and the threads are a selection of Rainbow Gallery Splendor silk.  It called for two colors of beads but I couldn't make up my mind and so I'll choose those from the 4 I picked when the time comes to use them.  There's also one skein of metallic braid from Kreinik.  The instructions were to choose 3 greens (dark, medium and light), and 8 floral colors. There's also going to be some white in there somewhere, not sure if I'll use floss or Perle.

Can't wait to start!

Finally Finished!

This is Day & Night by Long Dog Samplers.  It has been a WIP/UFO for a LONG time and I finally made a commitment to finish it.  The chart was a nightmare to work with because of the symbols not being clear, and some being very similar, but other than that it was an enjoyable stitch.  Excuse the wrinkles!  I didn't take time to iron it before taking the picture.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Another finish

This is my second stitching of the Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden.  The first one I did in all greens and this one is my blossom tree. I left the beading off this one because I think it looks fine without it and I'm not wild about doing beads! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

An actual finish!

Just a small update because I actually finished something!  This is Heart of My Heart by Abi Gurden which was a Valentine freebie on The Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group. 
I've had virtually no time to stitch the last few months but hopefully that will change within a month or two. I quit a part-time volunteer position at the end of December and when I've finished the online computer class I'm taking I will have lots more time, that's the plan anyway.