Sunday, April 19, 2015

American Beauty Rose, Progress 4

I've been working on my White American Beauty Rose and I am on the home stretch!  I could finish it this week, depending....  I don't seem to get as much stitching time as I used to.  
I really like this piece and I think it is finally looking like a rose!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Purrfect Spring, April

The clue for the April Stitching Games was 3.  Well, that's easy since the birdhouses have triangles for roofs.  So I stitched the birdhouses.  I will have to white out the part of the string that makes it look like the birdhouses don't know if they are inside or outside!  I think they are outside. 

Now I'm down to larger areas though, so I hope for clues I can work with!  The rest of the year each month will take longer to stitch!

April already?!

How can it be April already?  I wasn't done with March!

I finally finished my secret project, but can't show it to you yet. 

So I have begun stitching on other things again.  One is a small Bargello project I will offer on my website soon.  It is a Small Diamond and is suitable for a beginner.  It will work up nicely as an ornament or pin cushion.  It's only about 3" on a side.  You can't tell in the photo, but the red and the turquoise are FyreWerks and are very sparkly.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's Spring!

I don't have any stitching to show you, so here's Spring in Northern Nevada.  Pic taken through my studio window.  So many things in bloom!

Sorry about pic quality, cloudy, sun in bad spot, taken through the window with iPhone.

UPDATE:  Here's a better picture, taken in the afternoon from the same spot.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Purrfect Spring, March

I have stitched the March part of the Stitcherie challenge.  The kitty on the far right was painted kind of a pink or mauve.  Well, I don't know about you, but I've never seen a pink cat, even on my worst day!  Seemed odd since the other cats are all "real" colors.  Anyway, I made it a "ginger" cat instead, using 2 colors of Watercolours and a Diagonal Victorian Step stitch.  He looks much better in this color!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Jim's Cookbook Addition

We decided that Jim's Cookbook needed a matching spine.  So I did that this week.  It went quickly, I think I only worked on it 2 days.

I'm still working on the other secret project and it is taking longer than I anticipated.  Of course.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Jim's Cookbook

One secret revealed!  My husband is taking cooking classes and has started a notebook.  He is on his way home today from a week long business trip and I have spent the week stitching a slip-in cover for his cooking notebook:

This is cross stitch (yeah I know) on perforated paper.  The paper is a rust color.  I used an overdyed floss for the lettering and all the rest is regular floss.  All of the elements came from various books and online sources.  The only thing I actually designed, besides the layout, was the chef's hat!