Monday, July 25, 2016

July 2016: Wipocalypse update


Two more motifs to stitch and then the border, and my Christmas at Hollyberry Farm will be finished. I stitched most of the tree awhile back, but it's in the wrong place. I need to see if I can  compensate or if I need to frog, I've already taken out some of the leaves, hoping to see a way to leave in the rest of my stitching. This is my current progress:


Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
Stacy Nash

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen


Sunday, July 17, 2016

July: Gifted Gorgeousness 2016



This is not a great picture but I wanted to get my update in, albeit a few days late. I picked up Christmas at Hollyberry Farms again. The trees and reindeer just to the right of the 's' in
Christmas are new. I also finished the numbers and the 2nd-4th borders. 

Christmas at Hollyberry Farms

Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Back to Stitching

Just a small chink in the wall. I have finally got back to needle and thread and have something to share.  My latest finish is the stitching for a pincushion. This is a bonus project from a class I took in June at A Stitcher's Gathering.

Cora's Rose Tea Spoon Pincushion

Finished!


edited to add finished pincudhion
Gwen

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
Ghost
by Christy Schmitz
JCS Halloween Ornament Issue 2014
Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
Stacy Nash


Thanks for stopping by,

Gwen

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)
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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.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment,
Gwen

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. 

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments,

Gwen


Thursday, February 25, 2016

WIPocalypse 2016:February

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


Monica
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.  




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

Thanks for stopping by,
Gwen