Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ANG SOM - January

Well I've finished the first month and here you go. Not much to see yet. Trying to resist the urge to do this is another color way at the same time. I love the loft that Vineyard silk has, it gives the impression that one has run a line of padding stitches underneath. Back to my cross stitch for a short while while I decide what to pull from my To Do Drawers next! There again I could wait for the next stitch on this project decision decisions.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ANG SOM - January

Okay folks I followed the instructions and marked my canvas using #4 pencil. Never again, the pencil transfered itself onto my Vineyard silk. I have now used a water soluable marker (for quilting) and started again. If the markings show I will take a fine paint brush to remove the marker after I've finished stitching.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Well I promised further details on my Valentine projects. I am using the heart outline from The Royal Millennium Collection- February by Coleman Cottage Designs for Kreinik but doing my own things with the background and fillings. This picture is the first completed ball using threads from my stash. I will admit to using a newly purchased Watercolor for the second one as it was just too perfect with the Kreinik and DMC Pearl I've used in the background.
Hope to finish stitching the second one today, kids allowing. The first one will be raffled by 3C's an international group I belong to and the second will go to a wonderful friend.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Choosing threads

Went this morning to Peacock Alley for a bit of quiet stitching and to purchase threads of the ANG SOM (Stitch of the month). Here is what I came up with:

Family A : Pink

Vineyard Silk - 131 - Peppermint

Splendor Silk - 1041

#12 Kreinik braid - 092

Family B: Cream

Vineyard Silk - 044 - Biscotti

Splendor Silk - 1068

Silk Lame 18ct - 60

#8 Kreinik braid - 210

#4 Kreinik - 210

Family C: Chocolate

Vineyard Silk - 041 - Monk's Robe

Splendor Silk - 955

#12 Kreinik braid - 2122

#16 Kreinik braid - 2122

In the mean time I am also still working on my Millenium piece Einstein is finished and now its onto the telephone.

Also just to make my life interesting I have started my Valentines ornanments for myself and friend Louise. More on that later when I have the details in front of me.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lanarte Millennium

Well if anyone knows where I put my Twister threads would they kindly let me know! In the circumstances I've decided to restart a Lanarte piece my husband brought in 2000 that I should just get done once and for all. As is usual with the piece he buys me it is huge in this case 22 1/2 by 16 1/4.

So I am now working on Einstein, I think one of the reasons this is taking so long is the amount of brown usedis its various different shades.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Noella's Christmas Berry - Just Nan

Totally love this piece as it combines both my love of stitching and collecting enamel objects. I show it finished as it was a wonderfully quick project. Now wondering whether to do a couple of Valentine projects, or think about the ANG stitch of the month mystery for this year. There again I could pick my Twister, too many projects and not enough time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Altered Texture Class

At the end of February I'm going to a Weekend Getaway in Ohio that I try to attend every year. This year I will be taking a class from one of my favorite Wool applique teachers Sue Spargo. I have taken classes from this wonderful teacher in the past. Just before Christmas I started picking out fabrics from my stash and cutting out the pieces. Now I've started sewing them down in preparation for the class on embellishment. Sue'

s web site is I don't think you will see this again until the class.