Monday, October 28, 2013

Getting Ready for Travel

I have finished my pre-stitching for my Ebony and Ivory class with Jackie Du Plessis at The Attic.  Here's the necessaire…..

The piece is 18" long.  I can tell you it was not a quick stitch.  I frogged more than usual but it's finished and I'm more than happy that is it !  

I started Manor at Peacock Hill from With Thy Needle and Thread.  It's good to stitch with colored floss on a 35 ct. fabric.  I hope to get to that beautiful peacock some time today!

I'll close with a pic of my cats.  The weather has turned cooler here…finally…and the cats love it.  This morning I opened this window and these three were enthralled with something!  They love this weather just like I do.

Casanova, Belle and Jaxon are getting ready for a great day….me too!  Hugs to all.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Finished Work...

Here's my Isabella Fox by Gigi R Designs.  I ordered this piece from The Attic using their silk conversion.  I loved putting in each and every stitch.  I wished I were a better photographer.  The colors are delightful.    It was stitched on vintage sand dune.

I ordered a sample of the Attic's 50 count fabric and Gloriana Tudor Silk thread to see if I could stitch on such a small count fabric.  I COULD !!  I ordered some additional threads and quickly stitched up Dutch Strawberry by The Goode Huswife.  I was pleasantly surprised that the fabric was really easy to stitch on.  I tried different using needles but found the tapestry beading needle to be the only needle that worked.  The other ones were like using a crochet hook to stitch with !!  The Tudor silks are amazing.  Here is the result of my adventure.

Here are a few more finishes.  Needleworker, May Basket, and Softly Walk.

Needleworker is stitched 1 over 1 on Glenshee linen.  I love this piece.

 May Basket was stitched using the Shepherd Bush girls color selection.  This was stitched for my granddaughter Carly who celebrates a May birthday.

Softly Walk is by La-D-Da stitched with the called for threads on Vintage Pear from Lakeside Linen.  

I have been knitting some...only because I love yarn and have the A/C turned down to 75 so I'll show you those pieces in my next post.  I'm also going to The Attic in November for classes and have been doing some pre-stitching for a class.  I'll save that story for next time.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing my love of needlework.

Friday, October 11, 2013

I'm Back

I know ... a year ... really ????

Here are some simply fabulous framed finishes.  My dear friend, Jill Rensell, does all of the frame work for me.  You may have seen these on her blog, but let me tell you something....having these beauties hanging on the walls in my home is something else.


 And All Was For An Appil - The Scarlet Letter

 Mary Roe 1808 - The Scarlett House

 Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler - With My Needle and Thread

 The Holly and The Ivy - Shepherd's Bush

 Ah Tis Spring - Notforgotten Farms

 Betsy - Sheepish Designs

Here We Go A Haunting - Shepherd's Bush

 J.M. Gardner  1888 - With Thy Needle and Thread

 Spot the Cat - La D Da

 The Gilded Cage - Carriage House Samplings

I'll try not to wait so long to post again.  I have several pieces finished waiting to wing their way to Jill's studio for framing.  I'll post some pics before I send them.