Monday, May 2, 2016

Late April Post

Alrighty Then; the computer has decided to play nice. Just need to get up a quick post before it acts up again.

 Just two small projects to share and an update. My Smalls SAL 2016 projects; an oldie but goody from Olde Colonial Designs, Needlework Garden Snip Basket. and an ornament from JCS Halloween Ornament Issue 2014.

Needlework Garden Snip Basket
Olde Colonial Designs, kit
by Christy Schmitz
JCS Halloween Ornament Issue 2014
Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
Stacy Nash

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Friday, March 25, 2016

March 2016: WIPocalypse and Smalls SAL

Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
The flowers in the big urn are done and I'm officially past the half-way point.  My two skeins of Piney Woods arrived and I was able to finish another tree, and can now do some more work on the the borders. 
Monica (apron)
This is my first Smalls SAL 2016 post. I was able to stitch 3 smalls this month.  First up, Squirrel & Pumpkin from JBW Designs, Halloween Ornaments II

Second, Nick by Hollie Designs, JCS 1998 Ornament Issue; stitched on perforated paper.

Third, Assisi Rose a tutorial by Carol Leather found here . For 2016 my guild's education programs are centered on the theme Embroidery Around the World. February's Technique was Assisi, a product of Italy. This is my completed stitching. I'm considering making this into a pincushion.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

It's Here Somewhere

It's here somewhere! I know I ordered 2 additional skeins of Piney Woods. When I ran out while working on the border and the tree on the lower right side I couldn't find them anywhere. Hmm... checked my emails to one of my favorite ONS and yes; there was the order in black and white. I know I received the thread along with some other items from that order. After looking for a few more days with no success, I gave up and ordered 2 more skeins. Somewhere in my possession 2 skeins of Piney Woods are having a good laugh.

Christmas At Hollyberry Farm
(the top picture is a truer colorway)

I managed to finish a few more motifs while waiting on my new thread. 

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

WIPocalypse 2016:February

The two projects that I've made the most progress on this month are Monica and Hark.

I started this piece working on the inner border of the apron. Most of this area is almost done. The color of the top picture is the true color of  the fabric.  

My angel now has her wings. I'm working on the body now.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIPocalypse 2016:January

My update this month includes 3 of my WIPs. Fist up is Hark, one of my January starts. Hark is being stitched on the 40ct silk gauze that came with the chartpak. Fibers used are the called for Crescent (Classic Colorworks) Colors and Gentle Arts Floss.   I've also made some progress on Christmas at Hollyberry Farm and I'm working on my first ornament for the year, Angels by Country Cottage Needleworks.

Erica Michaels

 Christmas at Hollyberry Farms
Stacy Nash

Country Cottage Needleworks

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Making Progress in 2016

Projects for 2016:
WIP : Margery Dean - Scarlet Letter
WIPStrawberry Lace - Diane Clements
WIPJosephine: Porcelain Doll Pincushion - Rae Iverson
WIPFinely Finished Folio - Jackie du Plessis
              Part 1
              Part 2
              Part 3
              Part 4
WIPTulip Tray - Sherri Jones
WIPChristmas at Hollyberry Farm - Stacy Nash
New Starts: Hark - Erica Michaels (1/1/2016)
                    My Son - Catherine Strickler
My new starts for 2016


First update of 2016. 

Christmas at Hollyberry Farm 

January progress 


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!

My goal for 2015 was to cross off at least one item from my SAL/WIPocalypse list. I managed to cross off two items and finish a few smaller projects. Reading has distracted me the last few weeks, but I plan on getting in some stitching today. I am starting a SAL, Hark by Erica Michaels with a friend, and hopefully at lest one strand of thread on a few others. My goals will be showing up on a later post.

SAL/WIPocalypse 2015:
WIP: Margery Dean - Scarlet Letter - no progress
WIPStrawberry Lace - Diane Clements

February, 2015

My progress as of Dec. 20115

WIPJosephine: Porcelain Doll Pincushion - Rae Iverson (Moss Creek Designs)- no progress
WIPFinely Finished Folio - Jackie du Plessis (It's Fine-ally Finished)

Part 1: Pinkeep
stitched, not assembled

WIP: Tulip Tray - Sherri Jones ( Patrick's Woods)- no progress
WIPChristmas at Hollyberry Farm - (Stacy Nash)

February, 2015

As of December, 2015
My Son - Catherine Strickler (Indigo Rose)- did not start
"Growing Love" Stitcher's Wallet - Nan Lewis (Threadwork Primitives)

A Christmas Doll Pincushion Doll and Thimble Purse Giulia Manfredini

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