Friday, June 22, 2012

More Jane Sassaman

Here's another example of Jane's fabric that could be interpreted into a beautiful canvas. I love the dots in the leaves.
- Sandy

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Designer Jane Sassaman

Just discovered LOVE her fabric. Especially this fabric above from her Early Birds line. Wouldn't it make a great painted canvas? I love the way the greens in the leaves change from light to dark and every little space in the background is filled with something interesting to look at. I can see the spiky flowers done with Frosty Rays with French knots in the centers and the smaller white and pink flowers done with ribbonwork.

Here is another fabric from the same line. Notice how each leaf is half dark and half medium green with the light veins and the ripply light edges. And even the irregularly spaced green dots in the background draw you in.

I think loving fabric and loving needlepoint goes together so well because so many of the design elements overlap.
- Sandy

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Few More Petals

I worked a few more of the lighter colored petals last night with Iced Lavender and Moonglow. BTW, I was wrong yesterday when I said the background was Dawn. It is actually a much lighter version of Moonglow.

Overall progress.

- Sandy

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Few More Petals and Another Leaf

This is how far I got on Saturday and Sunday.

Ink and Porcelain Blue, with some Dawn in the background. Too tired last night to put a single stitch in.

- Sandy

Saturday, June 16, 2012


A leaf done in Pine Forest and Moss.

A couple of petals with Blueberry, Blue Lavender and #16 braid 026 (dark purple).

- Sandy

Friday, June 15, 2012

What a week!

Between working 10 hour days, transporting DS to band camp, and a quick trip out of town this week, I haven't gotten much stitching done. I did have a chance to pay my respects to a fine woman, my mother's youngest sister, as her family said their goodbyes to her earthly body. We all know she is now in a better place with our Father. And we'll have to live with our memories until the day when we meet up with her and other dear ones who have gone before.

I also had a chance to visit with my sister that I haven't seen for about 5 years and other cousins. That was great even though it was a sad occasion. My sister, who is several pounds ahead of me on our Weight Watchers journey, is looking fabulous!

I was able to start on this little canvas:

I am using all Watercolors on this except for some white Kreinik in the background and several shades of Kreinik to outline each petal.

- Sandy

Monday, June 11, 2012

Back to Boy Scout

Worked some on the boy scout this weekend. Hope to finish him tonight. I've been using that green Stitch Landscape book for stitches for grass, bushes, and sky.

Also, began this Mill Hill bead kit in anticipation of July 4th coming up.

- Sandy

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Petei Santa Finish

Added the beard. Fuzzy Stuff.

And the rest of the outline. Used GA Sampler thread in Wrought Iron. Small enough that I'll probably finish as a flat ornament.

Again, thanks Barbara.

- Sandy

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sportin' a new do

Looking cool.

Did ya want to scratch me momma? Who could resist?

- Sandy

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ristra Santa by Petei

This canvas came last weekend from Pocket Full of Stitches. Thanks to Steph I found this canvas I've been wanting.
Then I splurged and ordered the stitch guide by Diana Bosworth and threads from The French Knot in Fort Worth.

I hope you can see some of the fabulous threads.
I've never done bullion knots with Kreinik but that is what gives the hot peppers such a realistic look.

- Sandy

Monday, June 4, 2012

Another Petei Santa

My friend Barbara gave me this little Santa and I have been stitching on him during our guild's once a month stitch-ins. I need a white fuzzy thread for his beard and to finish the black outline. Maybe I can get to my LNS tomorrow after work.

- Sandy

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cubscout finished

DS, the cub scout, all
finished up and ready to move up to boy scouts.

Need to stitch his belt buckle and change out the thread on his face. Then do the background. And then he will be done.

But while I had the acrylic paint out I covered up the white on several Petei santa's.

- Sandy