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 happ with the way it turned out.  The pattern if 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

Monday, March 17, 2014

A Cross Stitched Cake!


My wonderful children had a surprise party for my birthday, and my talented youngest daughter Kristin made the cake! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

...and then there were four.....

I just couldn't help myself.....I had to fill up the piece of fabric....that's my excuse and I am sticking to it!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Another Round Robin Piece Finished

This is Nancy's piece for our 5 person Round Robin.  She chose Shades of Brown by ????? 

Nancy Stitched the border and the rest of us each stitched two leaves and whatever when along with the leaves.










Since I was the last person to stitch on it, the piece is now complete and has been send home to
Nancy where it will be make into a pillow.