Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Black & Calico Cats by Dede Ogden

Finally, my two painted canvases by Dede Ogden are finished.  Black Cat and Calico Cat are ready to go to the finisher to be made into Christmas standups.  I hope they'll be done for Christmas this year!  I really like these little girls!
The picture's a little blurry cause I just stuck them on the scanner.  The buttons hold it up just a bit & so we don't get the clearest image.  But once they are finished, I'll get a good photo with my good camera.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

2012 SOTM September

Well, this month's SOTM sure went fast!  It only took me a couple of hours to stitch this couched pattern.  Threads are Soy Luster, Panache, Kreinik and Grandeur.
Only 2 sections to go.  I'm very curious to get to the end & find out what is in store for outlining & background!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Patterns

Finally!  Two new patterns are available on my Website:  www.lizartneedlepoint.com

Many of you followed the stitching of "In The Garden" and "Vanilla Orchid" and I finally got the instructions ready to sell.
Vanilla Orchid

Please check it out!  They are listed under Bargello patterns & you have to scroll down all the way to the bottom.
In The Garden

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Black Cat by Dede Ogden

Black Cat
 I'm working on the 3rd of the cat canvases designed by Dede Ogden.  The first one I did a couple of years ago and gave it as a gift.
The second one, the Calico Cat I finished last year.
Now I have finally started the Black Cat.  She will be a companion piece to the Calico Cat (see below).  They will be finished as stand-ups.
I'm not paying a lot of attention to the colors painted on the canvas, except for the kitty herself.  The hat will be green, the mittens are green and the scarf is red.  I'm not sure about the stocking yet except that the yellow squares will be gold.  I found some cute buttons that will be the items in the stocking, so I will just stitch that plain, probably with the gray.  I will do the background on Black Cat the same as the Calico.  These little pieces stitch up quickly and I hope to get this to the finisher in a week or so.

Calico Cat

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Marta Mask Progress #2

Surprise!  I pulled out the Marta Mask last week and finished the face.  I hadn't worked on her for a while and was pleased to see that all of the Criss Cross Hungarian was finished.  All I had to do was fill in the spaces with cross stitches.  I used a silver Kreinik #8 braid.

I don't know what section I'll do next.  Maybe the "scarf" & ribbon at the bottom:  I have to do some research about layering stitches with Flair.  I think that would give it a light & filmy look.