Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Halloween Biscornu Finish

This was our March project at the EGA chapter.   It wasn't hard to stitch, just a little fiddly getting it all finished and the beads attached.  The fabric is really a brighter orange, it looks rather washed out in the picture.

Monday, June 24, 2019

A Tulip Finish

These tulips were an EGA Guild project.  They are done on canvas with perle cotton and they are daring patterns.  I wasn't sure about doing this project, but I am the president of our guild, so I felt I needed to set a good example for the members and just do it.

I was pleasantly surprised at how fun this was to stitch!  I didn't do the blue border, it did nothing for me.  I plan to either frame it in an oval frame or an oval mat.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

One More Framing Post

Last one for awhile.  This is the 2017 Linens and Things Mystery Sampler.  I stitched it on 25 count vintage mocha Lugana, with one strand of Valdani floss over one fabric thread.  I used the Autumn Quaker floss pack.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Three Quick Little Finishes

Finished the stitching on these three little cuties recently.  They are More Gingerbread People #1, #2 and #3, free charts by Handblessings Designs.  The next 3 come out next week.

Friday, June 21, 2019

More Framing

I stitched these four pieces in 2017 and 2018 and finally got around to having them framed.  They are by Country Cottage Needleworks, done on the suggest fabric with the suggested threads.

Thursday, June 20, 2019


I picked these two pieces up from my framer a while ago.  They are Farmers Market Fruits and Vegetables by Sam Sarah Designs.  I finished the fruits in 2014 but wanted to wait until the vegetables were finished to have them both framed at the same time, matching of course.

The vegetables were done as a round robin with 5 other stitching friends.  When it came back home to me, I couldn't find the buttons that needed to be added.  I found the buttons recently, but had to hunt for the stitched pieces.  Luckily, they weren't in storage, just in the 'finished but unfinished' bin in the closet, so I add the buttons and went off to the framer.  They will hang in the kitchen once it is remodeled.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Saturday at Needle's Nest

 Needle's Nest is the EGA Chapter that I belong to.  Actually, I am the current president.  During the summer months, we have some "Saturday Sessions"  for stitching and finishing.  One is all day, and the other two are half days.  This past Saturday was our all day session, and the project we did was the Christmas Biscornu by Sue Hillis.   Sue designed this one originally for an EGA Chapter in Virginia, with plans to teach it in other places, but she had trouble getting more antique spools.    I stitched the model for her at that time.  She recently acquired more spools, so she let me teach the class at our guild.

We began that day with coffee and bagels, and then got to stitching.

We broke for lunch and then stitched some more.  It was a great day stitching with friends!