Thursday, November 28, 2013

Nature-Earth, Progress #3

Nature-Earth is finished.  Well, almost.  Now I have to find a rock to fasten to it.  I'm on the hunt!  I thought I had found one at our Reno house, but it turns out to be too big.  I hope to find one this week, so I can get this piece completely finished & headed for a frame.

And HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fun with Fiber, Finished

Fun with Fibers by Marilyn Owen was a CyberPointers program a few months ago.  I had planned to make a bookmark of the project,  however, it was too thick for a bookmark.  So, after staring at it for a week or so, I presented it to my finisher and said, "here, do something with this".
Here is the result!  Isn't it cute?  It is quite tiny, about 2" x 2-1/4".  I'm thinking it will be a zipper pull for one of my project bags.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nature-Earth Progress 2

I've completed quite a bit on Nature-Earth.  I should be able to finish it in a couple of good sessions.  I like working on this piece, it is just kind of fun!  I have made quite a few, ahem, corrections to the chart as I stitch.  So, I'll need to redo the chart!
Then I have Nature-Sky ready to stitch!  I hope the chart for that one will be closer to reality (sigh).

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Little Bit of Happiness

Peggy's colorway
"A Little Bit of Happiness" by Peggy Carstens is the CyberPointers meeting project for the meeting we just had.  This project is from ANG's Chapter Project Book.  I don't have much of a start, but I did choose my colors (in my comfort zone), got the basting done & got a fairly good start on the center diamond.  The canvas is Vintage Sage Green/Green. 
My colorway


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Diamond Delights III picture

Blogger fooled me.  There was supposed to be a progress photo on that post!  It seems to have vanished!  Here it is:

Diamond Delight III

 We are back in Las Vegas.  DH had some meetings, so we returned a week early.

While we were still in Reno, I got a bare beginning on Diamond Delight III from DebBee's Designs.  I am using Debbie's colors throughout, even the Vintage Brown canvas!  How rare is that??!!

The stitching begins with about a million pulled diamond eyelets.
I got 1/4 of the first row of those done.  I decided to start the next row of NON eyelets so I can go back & forth.  I can only work about 2 thread lengths of the eyelets before my fingers give out!

This is going to be very pretty!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5-4-3-2-1 and some 3s

5-4-3-What?  Is that a crazy title or what?!  Well, I first saw this most unusual pattern on eBay, but did not win the auction.  A year or two later, I was finally able to track it down and buy it.  This design is meant to be stitched with silk on silk gauze and came as a kit.  No, I am NOT going to stitch on gauze!  I am doing it on black 18-count canvas with floss.  There is also some metallic (Kreinik for me) and silk ribbon (overdyed shimmer ribbon floss for me).  I have just barely begun.  The basic pattern is pretty simple, 5x5 squares mostly, but to begin with you are supposed to lay the ribbon floss around, sort of randomly (oh oh, the R word!).  I started that & decided I needed to work the squares up to where the ribbon will be first.  Here is all I have done.  I know, it doesn't look like much yet but I have high hopes!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nature - Earth

I have begun the model for the next in the Nature series.  This one is Earth.  All of the brown is done.  The rest will be in the shades of blue you see in the photo.  It is mostly Silk & Ivory, with a little Watercolours & Neon Rays Plus thrown in.  It goes very quickly, but does require that I watch my chart carefully.  There's going to be considerable editing of the chart before it can be published!

We are in our Sparks (Reno) NV house now where it is COLD!  We didn't expect it to be so cold, so it is a good thing we came up when we did to get the house ready for winter!  Brrrrr we even had a few snow flurries.