Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I haven't done any stitching in the last month because I've been really sick with bronchitis. I'm on the mend, so maybe I can get back to some stitching. I really miss it.
I WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
I don't know what to do with all of these ideas running through my head now that I've had time to look through this book!!!!! I've got so many! I must get started!!!!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
I brought out "Splendor", which I haven't worked on for months. I'm still scared to death that I'm not going to have enough thread to finish it. If I do, it will be really close so I'm using the petit needles that I get from Vikki Clayton and using every tiny little bit that I can of each length of thread. We'll just have to wait and see. I so love this design and want to do all of the Splendor designs, but since they are only sold in kits (and I don't do kits) I have to see if I can find someone that has done them that is willing to trade or even sell just the chart to me. I was lucky with the first one. I had something to trade for it.
I know Stitching Jubilee is coming up this weekend and I so wanted to go this year!!! :( But I just don't have the funds or the time, since I actually have work to do right now. I work from home (Steel Drafter) and work has been really, really scarce for the past 10 weeks. I'm lucky I work for someone that will carry me when there isn't any work. One of these days I'll get to meet Vikki Clayton and go to her new shop!! :) Maybe next year, if I start saving now!
Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I've also developed a HUGE facination with Illuminated Letters. I have our local library looking for some books for me and I've located several on the internet, but just can't afford them right now. There is one especially that I want, "The Bible of Illuminated Letters" which, if I read right, teaches you how to do your own. I would really like to develop some cross stitch designs using illuminated letters!!
Have a happy stitching day!!
Zentangle is finally finished!!!!! I did change out the center design and added my daughter's initials and the year that I stitched it. I was stitching this for my daughter, so I won't be "finishing" it until she decides what she wants to do with it.
One down and many, many more to go!!!!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I'm stitching this for my daughter because she just fell in love with this design after seeing some of the finished ones. Her bedroom is decorated in red, black & white. The fabric is 14ct Aida and the thread is silk from Vikki Clayton.
This design "Zentangle" is being stitched with permission of the designer in the Marquoir-Gruppe.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Here is "As The Snow Falls" after Part 3 has been finished! It should have some beads, but since I use a 5" hoop, I'm waiting until last to put on all the beads and sequins so they don't get damaged. I really love how this is coming out!!
Now on to Part 3 of Mandala!!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
This is Part 1 and all of the material is by Vikki Clayton. The linen is a piece of 35ct that I received in a grab bag and the threads are 6SR Hibiscus and custom color 2467/3105/3340.
This design, Heart - Red & White, is being stitched with permission of the designer in the Marquoir-Gruppe.
This is Part 1 and I'm using Silkweaver's 18ct Damask Aida in Mint Green and DMC threads. This is really a fun stitch!!
This design, See The Stars, is being stitched with permission of the designer in the Marquoir-Gruppe.
This design is by Tams Creations and this is part one. I'm using Silkweaver's 28ct Jobelan in Nordic Blue and white DMC thread.
This design, As The Snow Falls, is being stitched with permission of the designer in the Marquoir-Gruppe.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I'll post some pics later.
OH Yeah!! I've moved my designs to Etsy, I just really need to get some new ones listed!! :(
So check out the link to the right, under Favorite Links!!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
This is a freebie from J. L. Grandsire from his website called "STITCHING GIRL". I used a dark red mystery spool from Hand Dyed Fibers and Silkweaver's 32ct Reflections in Pink Champagne. This stitched up really quickly!!! You can find a link to his website under "My Favorite Links".
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is the Case design from "Victoria's Quaker". I'm using a 32ct off white fabric from Silkweavers and HDF "Yawning Mountain" premium. This has to be my new favorite of Vikki's silks. I absolutely love this color combination.
This is my progress on the Marquior Story Freebie SAL from several years ago. I really like how this is turning out. I did finish Part 7 last night after I took this photo. I plan on finishing this one before I pick up something else.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This is my progress on "Indian Pots". There are 50 pages to the chart and this is the bottom right hand corner. I believe I have 5 pages completed and started on the 6th. I always start these "all over" charts in the bottom right hand corner because my stitches just lay better if I work up instead of working down.