Wednesday, January 24, 2018

River Dance

This is a new design I call River Dance. Sorry for the poor photo, light was bad this morning!  
I began this awhile ago and it has taken me a long time to get the "river" done.  The "river" is all DMC floss and various stranded silks, plus lots & lots of Kreinik and a few other metallics.  The metallics are mostly stitched with isolated Mosaic & Cashmere stitches, the rest is basketweave.
The rest of this piece will be Bargello.  I painted the canvas slightly to make it a little darker.  I have pulled many shades of solid & overdyed wools & some watercolors.  Now I have to figure out the patterns before I can start stitching again!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Holiday Wreath progress


Picture problem solved.  Computer won't take the memory disk anymore, but we can load directly from the camera.  I had forgotten that!!  Anyway, above pics show where it was when I last posted and where it is today.  I'm doing the bow in Criss Cross Hungarian in 2 shades of red Petite Very Velvet, without the shading shown in the directions.  By the weekend I should have the bow finished.  Then the packages have to be "decorated".  

(Blog wouldn't let me type next to the pictures today!  Guess you can't fix everything at once!!)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Holiday Wreath

My Holiday Wreath is coming along well. Unfortunately, since we updated my computer last week (Windows latest update) it has apparently forgotten how to read the memory card from my camera!  Hence, no pictures. The packages are done, I've started on the greenery and looking forward to the big red bow. Decorating the packages will be last. As soon as I figure out how, I'll post pictures!