Sunday, July 26, 2009

Couldn't resist

How awesome was Saturday ?!?! This cute little guy was too much for me to resist. I started him at 7:00 AM Sunday and finished a few hours later. I think I might have to give him another leg though, he looks a little funny. Now I just have to figure out what to do with him. Nataly, you're in charge of ideas ... got any ideas for a 1-legged wren?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

DMC metallic thread question

Hello All,

I have a question, has anyone used DMC's antique effects line of metallic thread? I am working on Little House Needleworks Thread Gathering and it calls for E436 antique effects. I bought it today, and I hate the feel of the floss. Now, I have used metallic threads before, but it has always been used with regular floss and added one strand of metallic floss. This is six stranded floss, so what do you all think? Any feedback would be great.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Traveling Stitcher Project Pack

Nataly wanted to see my finished Traveling Stitcher Project Pack, so here it is. Obviously my fabrics are different, and I decided to put the stitching on the outside of the needlebook. It's a little bigger since I stitched it on 28 count fabric. I still need to cover the top of the magnetic button that I used to keep it closed. I'm having a hard time finding something to go over it. I'm going to try to make a fabric yo-yo and see if that works.
Are you ladies ready for a stitching day next Saturday? Don't forget about our stash swap.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Traveling Stitcher Scissor Fob

I also finished the Traveling Stitcher project pack and needlebook, which Nataly already posted. My scissor fob was not as cute as hers, but it was easy to stitch and I'm happy with it.

Needlework Garden Snip Basket

This is the cover for a snip basket by Olde Colonial Designs that I picked up at Celebrations this year. The pattern said to use 1 strand of floss over the 32 count fabric, but it didn't seem like enough coverage so I stitched over some of it again with a second strand. I finished the stitching a couple of weeks ago, but hadn't mounted it yet. I still need to hinge it to the basket

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Scissor Fobs

Well, two more finishes due to rain. I made the pumpkin scissor fob using the pattern from the scissor sheath. The flower scissor fob is from one of my pattern books. The finishing of the fobs took me longer than the actually stitching and sewing of the fob. To make the ribbon edging on the pumpkin fob took forever! By far the worse was making the beading border on the flower fob. I am sure that there is an easier way, but it was late at night and my noggin was not working so well anymore.
I have been purging my cross stitch supplies, and I am trying to put all of my precious stuff into one spot. I am having a tough time doing this because I keep finding more stuff in a lot of different "hiding spots." I will have stuff to give away when we all get together in late July.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Dreary weather, so another finish

The weather is playing a part in my time to stitch. Actually, I have been doing other things, saw a movie, went to a sidewalk art festival, working on the grant and did some cleaning out of stuff that seems to accumulate in the winter months.

Well, this pattern is from Nataly, and as you can see I started it one way, and then dumped it! Long story, get comfy........I found a large amount of linen and evenweave at Marden's (a local surplus & salvage store in ME) and I have slowly been using it for different projects. I decided to do the little crow w/tree on a piece of evenweave. I didn't bother to check the count, and I started it over two. Well, it was huge!! It looked terrible(as you can see!) Then I checked the count, it is 25 count. I tossed that piece aside, cut another piece of evenweave and did it over one, soooooooooo much better! I will finish this onto an altoid tin, and make my self a little sewing kit.
Today, since it is still iffy weather I am going to work on "finishing" projects and kitting up the little bird on the egg that I borrowed from Nataly. I don't think I will have a finish anytime soon, it has a lot of color changes.

Does anyone want the little crow w/tree pattern? I can drop it in the mail, just send me your snail mail, there is still some floss with the project. I had all of the sampler threads required of the project, so I didn't use the leftovers.