Friday, January 22, 2010

Stitching update .....

Hooray! I have 2 finishes back from the framers. Happy dancin' time!  I love my Harvest Angel and can't wait to get her hanging on the wall.  The other piece is an EGA correspondence course called Laksana's Sampler.  I learned a couple new stitches here.  Myreschka, aka, Ukrainian pulled thread and another pulled thread stitch called  murver (around the large heart).  I really like this stitch and also used it in the angel's wings.

I have also been working on a couple other samplers from the Marquior Group:

This first one is such a lovely sampler.   The pattern calls for lines of celtic knots above and below those lovely letters but I plan to attach thin lace instead -- probably with some beads for a little glitter.   I think that will be so pretty.  I'm a sucker for beads and lace ...... what can I say.

This second sampler is such a cool pattern and a wonderful opportunity to just play with colors.  I am loving it!   It's a little hard on my eyes, however, because I'm stitching over 1 on 28 ct fabric.  However, since I'm using only 1 thread, it seems to go faster because there is no laying of threads to slow me down. 

This upcoming weekend should be a nice one -- it will be a laundry, stitching, puppy weekend.  What fun!


1 comment:

  1. Everything looks fantastic - love all the WIP's and your framed pieces are lovely!