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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Projects for 2016: WIP : Margery Dean - Scarlet Letter WIP: Strawberry Lace - Diane Clements WIP: Josephine: Porcelain Doll Pincushion - Rae Iverson WIP: Finely Finished Folio - Jackie du Plessis Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 WIP: Tulip Tray - Sherri Jones WIP: Christmas at Hollyberry Farm - Stacy Nash New Starts: Hark - Erica Michaels (1/1/2016) Monica-GPA My Son - Catherine Strickler
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 WIP: Strawberry Lace - Diane Clements
My progress as of Dec. 20115
WIP: Josephine: Porcelain Doll Pincushion - Rae Iverson (Moss Creek Designs)- no progress WIP: Finely 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
WIP: Christmas at Hollyberry Farm - (Stacy Nash)
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