Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coeur Bonheur WIP

This is "Coeur Bonheur," a freebie by Maryse.

It is being stitched with Northern Lights magenta silk floss on 28ct. white evenweave (maybe Lugana).
Happy stitching!

Robin Freebie Finished

I finished my Robin On An Egg (Bent Creek) freebie:

I stitched the egg in startling colors on purpose, because I wanted to use some of the DMC variegated floss.
Happy stitching!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Herald of Spring

OK, I know that robins might have been around all winter, especially since our winter was so mild, but I saw my first robin of March last week. I'm remembering him as I stitch this freebie by Bent Creek:

DMC floss (my choice of colors) on 28ct. Lugana

My Flickr is not the way I want it--if someone can explain to me how to get it to be a moving slideshow, like on Blacksheep's (and most) blogs), I'd appreciate it.
Happy stitching!


Here's a picture of the scissors that I received in an exchange a couple of years ago. They were purple, but it has almost all worn off. I want to buy some new embroidery scissors, and want to know which models or lines of the colorful embroidery scissors will not end up like these.

Progress on Winter Heart

I woke to see a flock of turkey buzzards sailing overhead. It's supposed to be 65 degrees out today, and sunny! I'm still in winter stitching, trying to get this Winter Heart (Passione Ricamo freebie)  finished. Here is my progress so far:

Happy stitching!

Floss Leftovers

I'm embarassed to tell you that it took me several hours to clean off my sewing table. I had to sort through several projects worth of floss orts and filled plastic bobbins, extra plastic bags, charts, etc. I sorted and put away all of the floss bobbins into their plastic storage containers, then tackled the leftover threads lying around.

After holding each piece of floss up to each storage box of bobbins, I was still left with all of these "orphan" pieces. I cannot match the colors. I realized that the reason I have these continues messes is my habit of taking the floss out of the needle every time I want to switch colors. No more! I have enough tapestry needles now to be able to thread up 5-6 needles with different colors of floss. Oh, I guess I will use this big bunch for something--some kind of motif sampler wherein I can use up all of the colors.

Happy stitching!

Floral Sampler Progress

I apologize for the tardiness of this post. I was in some anxiety because there was a possibility that I'd have to make plans to move to another state. I've only lived in this city/apt. for one year, and the thought of having to go through a move again so soon was very unsettling, along with other family reasons why a move is necessary.

Thankfully, a move will not take place until about 2014, so I can relax and focus on creating beautiful needlework.

I am almost done with the Floral Sampler (Reader's Digest chart). I need to put in my initials in the upper left.

Happy stitching!