Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Holiday Wreath progress


Picture problem solved.  Computer won't take the memory disk anymore, but we can load directly from the camera.  I had forgotten that!!  Anyway, above pics show where it was when I last posted and where it is today.  I'm doing the bow in Criss Cross Hungarian in 2 shades of red Petite Very Velvet, without the shading shown in the directions.  By the weekend I should have the bow finished.  Then the packages have to be "decorated".  

(Blog wouldn't let me type next to the pictures today!  Guess you can't fix everything at once!!)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Holiday Wreath

My Holiday Wreath is coming along well. Unfortunately, since we updated my computer last week (Windows latest update) it has apparently forgotten how to read the memory card from my camera!  Hence, no pictures. The packages are done, I've started on the greenery and looking forward to the big red bow. Decorating the packages will be last. As soon as I figure out how, I'll post pictures!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Tumbling Stripes, Finished

Tumbling Stripes is finished.  A very quick stitch and fun to do.  It is supposed to have a border, but I'm leaving it off so I have more choices as to what to do with it.  I may put it in a round frame that I have.  Or a box.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Seven Fractal, Progress #8

I'm pretty sure I can finish this next year!  Here is progress to date.  There are 4 more charts, but 2 of them are small.  It is nearly 3/4 done.  I don't think there's much of the blue stuff left so it will go a little faster.  She said hopefully!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ornaments 2017 Finished!

All of the ornaments are finally finished. 

The version with tassels is far & away the easiest.  Easy is a relative term!  It's all hard, but the tassels mean you don't have to worry about what to do with the ends of the cording.  For me, that makes a lot of difference!  I used purchased cording and it often has an inner core which can make the ends a problem.  If you make your own, that wouldn't be as big an issue, I think.  With the tassel version, I couldn't use the metallic cording as it didn't ravel out nicely!

Anyway, they're done.  Appreciate your finisher!  It's very tedious work!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tumbling Stripes, Progress 1

 No will power - I've started another project!  This one is Tumbling Stripes by Marilyn Owens.  It's a charming design and fun to stitch.  My progress is below.  

Surprise, I changed all the colors 😊!!  I'm using, wait for it, turquoise & copper on black canvas.  Oh, you already guessed?!

Anyway, there are 2 more of the mostly turquoise stripes and  then the rest will be mostly copper.  I'm liking it!!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Ornaments 2017, Progress 1

Three down, four to go!  Same design, different colors, different centers.  Very quick stitch, but sloooow to finish!  That's because I'm not good at the finishing part, but too cheap to use a professional.

I've been experimenting with different finishing methods.  Found another one on Pinterest last night, so the next one will have a tassel on the bottom instead of a bow on top.  I'll let you know how that goes.