Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Finally, Mr. Kangaroo is finished. I started him in 2009, shortly after returning from a trip to Australia. He will be framed eventually. Horrible pattern. Way too many 3/4 stitches and weird back stitches to work on Aida cloth, would have been much easier on linen or evenweave. I think.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Why not start yet another piece! You can never have too many WIPs!
This is Ruth Schmuff's "Trellis of Dreams", a pattern I've had for quite some time. I decided to do this because I wanted something smallish for when I go out to stitch somewhere that a large piece isn't comfortable to work on.
I have changed the colors slightly, but not dramatically. Mine are perhaps a bit more vivid. This is a charming little piece, just enough challenge without requiring tooooo much thinking :-) . Here's my progress to date:
Monday, May 5, 2014
It still doesn't look like much, but I have worked on this quite a bit. It is not the quickest pattern! I have just barely begun one section of the Mad Miters part. I may change the little diamonds (in the MM part), not sure if I like the pink continued there. I'm thinking I may use the overdye to outline them, then fill them with a metallic. Decisions, decisions....
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Yup, I've been working on From Molehill to Mountain. I WILL finish it! I will, I will. Yes, I know the photo is awful, but you can at least see the progress I've made. All of the diamonds are finished. I am nearly finished with the first row around of light aqua Scotch stitches. Next will be the many, many teal Scotches and partial Scotches. Sigh.....