I just stitched the last stitch on my grandaughter's tooth fairy pillow. She is 4 and she picked a mermaid. I have the finisher attach a pocket on the back of the pillow for the tooth and and for the fairy to use. This is my last tooth fairy pillow; 1 dinnosaur,1mermaid,1race cars and then the final mermaid. I also stitched Christmas stocking for each grand child and each daughter-in-law as they entered the family. I loved doing it and they love them too. Now I will stitch for myself.…Continue
I just posted a picture of a piece that I finished last weekend. It's called "Atlantis Rising" by Ro Pace. This was a class that I took at the 2012 ANG National Seminar in Philadelphia. I love charted designs and Ro is one of my all-time favorite designers. This piece is incredibly detailed on 24-count Congress cloth. I added lots of sparkly beads which weren't in the original.
I hope all of you in Frankenstorm's path stay safe and dry. Do lots of stitching to while away the hours!
Hi Everyone .... am looking to purchase a 2004 Heartstring's Annual Santa called 'For the Birds'. Pat Thode is no longer producing these pieces, so if you know of a shop that may have one or know of one in someone's stash, please let me know. Thanks, Michele
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I know there is a thread all ready around but couldn't find it. Wanted to show you my great boxes that I got at Target for my WIP. I have 3 because that is all the colors they had. Red for Sammy, Green for Christmas and Orange for Thanksgiving. These hold the threads for the projects, stitch sample canvas and any paper work. They are a great size although my Thanksgiving box is near the top. All of my threads are in individual Floss Aways and like colors are on a ring. I got tired of…Continue
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I was strongly discouraged to use Fuzzy Stuff for a teddy bear. I'm still enough of a child at heart to rebel when someone tells me what not to do. In other words, I am stubborn and must make my own mistakes in order to learn anything. But I decided I wanted to use Fuzzy Stuff for this teddy bear nestled in the crook of Santa's arm. Well an unknown number of years later, I'm ripping out that Fuzzy Stuff. It didn't look bad, but it wasn't the feel I wanted for the bear. Do you have any idea…Continue
Some days, weeks, months, you just can't find the time to visit your local in person. You may not believe that, but for me it is true. (Thank goodness for the internet!) Last week, I dug out a Barbara Bergsten kiss canvas to stitch. I pawed through my available threads (not to be confused with threads that I own) and couldn't find a blinding white, so I decided that I could live with off white. Wrong! Today, Hubby rescued my kiss. (Aww.) He left the Turtle's wrestling match between rounds to…Continue
The first of the year is traditionally the time of beginnings, of finally getting started on things you'd promised yourself you would do or stop doing, in some cases. Many here on Stitcherie have posted their stitching goals for 2012 and that got a friend and I to talking about tracking down old projects and getting photos taken to keep up with what we have stitched already. And of course the conversation turned to what were the first, earliest or "turning point" pieces that we have…Continue
I have found a great way to bind the edges of canvas by using Japanese Washi tape. The tape comes in a variety of fun colors and prints, it adheres better, it is not too thick and I think it is much better than masking tape or the white artist's tape. You can Google washi tape and many on line stores carry it or a paper store would likely have it as well. Give it a try, it has many purposes. I have struggled for years with masking tape, so this is a fun discovery to try.
In case I am not able to access a computer and before I melt away I just want to wish you all a wonderful time and a happy memorable Christmas Day/Hannukah/Everything. You will all be in my thoughts and I look forward to returning to our routine pretty soon.
Miss you and love you much
Perhaps one of the least relevant things that I am thankful for is my inability to resist a canvas that I like but don't know when I'll stitch it or what I'll do with it if I do stitch it.
Last week, Ada's new owls debuted on the PFOS blog and Not Your Grandmother's Neeplepoint blog. And my life was ruined! The Princess wants those owls. And HRH doesn't understand that they aren't available and won't be for five months! Wednesday alone, we had view the complete lineup of owls six…Continue
I have a new four part series starting in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Needlepoint Now called Prismatic Quartet. It is my latest foray into counted/charted needlepoint design. Charted work is far more challenging than designing painted canvas I have found, but it is fun to do. I started out in needlework as a cross stitcher and my first needlepoints were from charts as that is a natural crossing-over point. This is a close up photo of part one that I am posting here, as an aid to anyone who…Continue