Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to the large projects.

Hi folks! I am now working on a very large project. I'm stitching on a shirt and I am doing the text of Beowulf on it. So far, it's coming along very nicely, and stitching over paint has been interesting. More later.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sharing something I found

I don't often share links, but this struck me as interesting.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stage 2 done!

Well, my goal of finishing this piece in 24 hours, has sailed off into the distance. I had an epiphany last night, and I'm adding in some leaves. I'll have a picture, later.
Happy stitching, everyone!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Main part done, 26 hours

I've given the stitching a nice bath. That spiffed (no auto correct,  I will never want to type 'spiff ed') up the french knots, nicely. Time to add the pearls, and maybe some opals.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Hour 19 of the 24 hour project

Hi folks! I'm back at the studio, and feeling better.  The gold border is done, and the dark purple french knots are put in next to the fleurs-de-lis. Time to finish up the black french knots,  and the black border, and it's into its bath. (After its bathtime I'll add the pearls, and maybe opals.)

Saturday, June 07, 2014

24 hour project

Well, this project is going to take 24 hours total. So far there are 12 and a half hours of stitching in this. Today the goal is to get it done, or at least mostly done. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

5 & 1/2 hours of stitching

This is coming along nicely. My goal for the day is to finish the fronts.

Monday, May 26, 2014

New project

Hi folks! I'm starting a new, quickish piece. I start with a couple constraints. 1- it has to include squares and circles. And, 2- I want to use green, orange and turquoise.  There's a default constraint, that this will be a brooch.
There should be more posts during the day.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Whelp, back to the drawing board

Occasionally, I do goof up on an idea. I spent yesterday working on the second layer of leaves. The color is right, but the size and shape are wrong. So today I'm working on the redesign.

Must stitch faster!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stage 2 done!

Good afternoon folks! The brooch is coming along very nicely. Stage one of the petals is finished and now it's time for me to mount it on to some organza, and add some pearls and some leaves and then see how far it goes.

I like this process of stitching. I'm not sure what the end product is going to look like, but I'm having a lot of fun getting there.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The brooch is coming along.

Well the piece is coming along very nicely. I really like how the picots are coming along, both on the link sections, and on the leaves themselves. I'm looking forward to seeing this completed.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy Monday!

This weekend I started a largish piece of lace for a large project. The spine of the lace is nearly done.

I prefer to work on 2 or 3 projects at the same time. That way, if I get stuck I have something else to work on, while I figure out a solution.

Happy stitching!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Taking longer than I thought ...

The edging on the lace is moving along, slowly but surely. When this is done, I'll start on the inner petals.

Monday, May 12, 2014

More of the current project

Well, it's coming along nicely.  I should have the first layer of lace done tonight. Tomorrow,  I'll post how I remove it from the plastic backing.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Trying again

I'm working on lace for a new series of brooches and pendants. I'll post more tomorrow.