Monday, June 27, 2016

Back from the Finishers!

 Finally!  I shipped these off to be finished and they have been returned.  It's like Christmas!!
The little clutch turned out really nice.  This was a Stitch & Zip and so the zipper went all the way around.  Now it is finished so it only opens on one side, and lined nicely as well.  
The brown/purple piece is a magnet!  What a great idea, which I would never have though of. The 2 little ornaments are just so cute and the pumpkin one has a little spider charm that doesn't show in photo.  Then there's the bookmark which is really nice.  
But the Star of this Show is the stand up.  It is 2 sided, with a piece of needlepoint on each side!  How cool is that?!  Below is the other side:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Horse with Hat FINISHED

Horse with Hat is finished.  At least my part.  The recipient will get it today and eventually it will go on a purse.  We decided the oval would work the best and I'm pleased with the Criss Cross Hungarian background.  Used an overdyed floss and Kreinik #4 silver.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Christmas Stocking, Finished

I changed the design several times as I went along, but it is finished!  Actually a pretty quick stitch if you aren't designing as you go. I started this May 14 and didn't even work on it every day, in fact I went over a week without working on it at all!
I am finally pleased with the design and still hope to have it up on my website early July.
This model is stitched in Silk & Ivory, and the gold FyreWerks.  The finished size is approx. 7-1/2"w x 12-1/4h.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Christmas Stocking

A Bargello Christmas Stocking has been in my plans for a long time.  I did design one many years ago, but was never happy with it.  I've been working on the design for this one for months, but just recently began to actually stitch it.  The  cuff came out nice, but once I started in the body of the stocking, I realized some drastic changes needed to be made.  So, I went ahead and stitched the heel & toe as I was pretty sure they'd be OK.  I'm still working on the chart for the rest of this, but I like it so far!  Tentative plan is to have it published by July.
(Stitch faster Liz!)