Friday, June 29, 2012


 Half way through and it is beginning to look like a quilt.

On this center blossom I did change things a bit.  I decided it deserved a bit fancier stitching.  So from a distance this one looks like its brothers and sisters but seeing as how it has the very fancy detached petals is just need more.  So threw in some pistal stitches and french knots.

Drizzling again, love this stitch, I just wish I could be more random in the lengths.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The winged wonder

As you can see my owl is going well if a bit slow. Moving him into to the sunroom has helped but even then there is a very small window of time in which he is stitchable. The wings are a nightmare even with a white cloth on my lap!

Kathy Fenchel makes two suggestions for the background including adding a moon. I will keep the moon but intended to stitch the background with a thinner thread than suggested. I'm also considering adding a strand of blending filament to the equation.

IN OTHER NEWS - I will be working at my local needlepoint store over the summer on Thursdays. It is Peacock Alley in Ada MI. If you are in the area pop in and visit. It is a store full of canvases and threads to delight the sole. For those of you who like me enjoy other handwork it is also the source of most of my embellishing threads.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

It's in the Bag

 I have adapted the handle from being two front and back to one side to side.  This allows me better stuffing ability!
 Just for fun I decided to do drizzle stitches on the closure button.

There is something about this leaf that just worked for me in it's simple form.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tea berry sac continued

The main front is now complete. I found it hard not to do more embellishment but as this is to be a bag that will be used I really don't need too many bits sticking out.

Now I will have to get myself in gear and cutout the rest of the pieces.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sue Spargo BOM Block 5

 This one has been like a double block.

The centre flower head is not yet sewn in place as we have been told to wait.
 The stems are looking better with the addition of their french knots.
 The drizzle stitches have been worked on whilst it was drizzling outside.  What else does on do on such a day?

I have moved the Owl Needlepoint into my sun room to work on so that is where I am headed after this.   I should have about two weeks before my next BOM arrives from Sue Spargo.