Well here goes I finished Amanda's ornanment before Christmas. I'm pleased with how this turned out using threads from my stash.
Monday, December 14, 2009
About time I posted the finished ornanment for Fiona, Amanda's is no more as I didn't like the stitching so I've stitched her another piece that is at the finishing stage in my basement. Currently working on an Lanarte piece that I got as a birthday present to match another piece. However confession time I got it over 12 years ago! I'll take a picture later.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Did this piece through a cyber class with Shining Needle Society. It is a charted design by Lisa Willis. At first I was worried about working on black canvas but in all honesty had no problems. However I now have to add Kreinik Ombre to a list of love hate threads. It was a wonderful piece to do for relaxation as for the most part there was minimal laying of threads. and it also gave me a chance to try Snipits a thread I'd previously never heard of. As a lover of overdyes in both needlework and knitting not a chance to be missed.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Love how the memory thread works, it is wonderful to use. However I thought it would be a bit thick for the chevons so decided to do stem stitch around them. Before doing that I was not too happy with them but now that the edges have been smoothed I don't think they look too bad.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
These are the ornanment I am doing for my two girls this year. Fiona's is the orange and pink in which I have tried Mandarin Floss for the first time. Have to say it feels very much like regular floss to me so I will not be spend the extra on it again. The tear drops are alternating between the Mandarin and a old Needle Nec. fine velour for the intersections in these I will be adding pink beads which if there are enough will also be used in the center chevons.