Friday, May 02, 2014

Another Round Robin Finished

I recently finished this piece for Leta, who is part of a 6 person round robin I am participating in.  I was in such a hurry to get it passed on to the next stitcher, I forgot to write down the particulars of this design.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

April Progress and May Goals

I did get quite a bit of stitching done during April, even with the distractions of Easter and work.  The first 10 days was spent on finishing up the Hardanger Runner, and I have all 4 grandchildren's Christmas ornaments finished! 

April
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
work on Logan’s stocking 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler

In Progress
Oveture II 
 
Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Owen’s birth sampler
Peter’s Birth Sampler
Natalie’s Stocking
Owen’s stocking
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Halloween House #15
Hardanger Runner finished
Easter Mail Art finished
4 person RR Marguerite’s
6 person RR Leta’s finished
Sled Ornament #1 finished
Sled Ornament #2 finished
Sled Ornament #3 finished
Sled Ornament #4 finished

May
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
work on Logan’s stocking 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler

In Progress
Oveture II 

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Owen’s birth sampler
Peter’s Birth Sampler
Natalie’s Stocking
Owen’s stocking
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Halloween House #15
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Summer Mail Art
Disney Mail Art
Patriotic Banner
Stitcher's Strawberry

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Mail Art



 My Easter Mail Art arrived!  All the way from Germany!  It is lovely! 
Thank you to Ivonne for stitching it! 

The one that I stitch hasn't been received yet.  I will show you pictures once it arrives at its destination.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Hardanger Finish


I worked on this Hardanger Runner for exactly a month.  I started it on March 10th and finished in the wee hours of morning on April 9th.   85 hours of stitching.  There was frogging involved! 

I am quite happy with the way it turned out.  The pattern is from Easing into Hardanger by Mary Hickmott.  It is stitched on ecru hardanger fabric (22 count) with DMC 713 perle cotton in #5 and #8. 

This is the second time I have done this runner.  The first time was a few years ago, stitched it white on white, and donated it to a raffle at the German club.  This time I donated it to the Education Foundation silent auction.  It was purchased by someone who values hardanger as a gift for her Norwegan mother.
Here is a closeup of the Scandinavian Four Sided Edging.  This edging is one of the reasons I love stitching this runner.  It stitches up much faster than a button hole edging and looks more delicate, too. 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

My Round Robin Can Home!

The Stitching Divas Round Robin is now complete!  My piece came home a few days ago!   It is a Year of Flowers by Drawn Thread.  I just love it! 

It will be finished as a folio someday......

Meanwhile, thank you Divas for stitching on it!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

TUSAL

Just a few days late, here is my second Totaly Useless Stitch-a-Long report for March.  Second?  Yes, there were two new moons in March, thus two TUSAL reports. 

As you can see most of the threads are all the same color.  This is because I worked on a hardanger project most of the month.  It will be finished soon, and then I will post a picture.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

March Progress and April Goals

March was a busy month.  It doesn't look like I got a lot done, but I did, really I did.  I did the majority of the work on a Hardanger  Table Runner.  It is almost finished.  I put in 58 1/2  hours on it so far.  It needs to be finished before April 10th, as I am donating it to the local education foundation for their silent auction.

March
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
work on Logan’s stocking 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler

In Progress
Oveture II 
Frog ornament  finished
Chicken scratch heart  finished

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Owen’s birth sampler
Peter’s Birth Sampler
Natalie’s Stocking
Owen’s stocking
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Halloween House #15
Diva’s RR – Nancy’s  finished
Hardanger Runner worked on it
Easter Mail Art
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Woodland snowfall 2  finished
Woodland snowfall 3  finished

April
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
work on Logan’s stocking 
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler

In Progress
Oveture II 

Future New starts
afghan pillow bear
afghan pillow moose
Crystal Violets
French Alphabet block sampler
Silent Night (CCN)
Around the World in 80 Days
Owen’s birth sampler
Peter’s Birth Sampler
Natalie’s Stocking
Owen’s stocking
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Halloween House #15
Hardanger Runner
Easter Mail Art
4 person RR Marguerite’s