Monday, July 30, 2012

More progress at Stitch-in

This is from about 4 hours of stitching on Saturday.  Here's a close up.

Laura Perin's Fleur-de-Lis.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Stitch-In today

This is where I am starting today on Laura Perin's Fleur-de-Lis at our ANG guild stitch-in. We shall see how far I get.
- Sandy

Friday, July 27, 2012

Boy Scout finished

Finally finished the boy scout to go with the cub scout finished several months ago.

The needlepoint guild I'm a member of is challenging us to finish a bigger piece that has been languishing before September 2013.  I have identified four to choose from:

1. A Rishfeld painted canvas, Rose Paisley 2 (changing the colors up)

2. A Terry Dryden piece (totaling changing the fibers), have stitched the center stripe only
3.  A large painted canvas of an armadillo (haven't even begun)

4.  An Erhman piece, Tuscan Landscape (even though it is 10 ct, it is 22.5 x 16.5), have stitched maybe a third of it.
I'm going to have to decide what I'm going to declare soon.  Your input is most certainly welcomed.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ristra Santa Finished

Last night I finished all the peppers. I really like the way they turned out. Diane Bosworth's stitch guide was great. Available at The French Knot shop in Fort Worth.

Here he is in all his glory.
- Sandy

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Got brave enough after dinner last night to try a few bullions for the peppers, using The French Knot stitch guide picture for proper placement. I have never stitched bullion knots before, and they were surprisingly easy. Hope to finish tonight, then this Santa will be ready for a finisher.
- Sandy

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quilt finished

Such a peaceful looking back.

I finally got the binding sewn on this quilt. Kind of modern looking fabrics but I love the greens and blues. I sort of made it up as I went along.
- Sandy

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Uncle Sam

While waiting for more background thread for Ristra Santa, I've been working on Uncle Sam. Finished his shoes, pants, shirt, vest, face and firecracker.

The white stripes are a diagonal over 3 and the red is a plaited stitch both with Silk Lame Braid.

Here is an overall view.
- Sandy

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dressed in pants & boots

Finished the black Fyreworks on the black pants and the Tiara couching on the boots with the help of a strong light.

Need to order one more skein to finish background and work up my courage to do the bullion peppers.

- Sandy

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Unending Basketweave

I've been working on the background for two days now, along with finishing his shirt, adding his beard, and stitching his boots (except for the Tiara couched on top of the petite Very Velvet).

- Sandy

Friday, July 6, 2012


Began working on Laura Perin's Fleur-de-Lis on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.

As finished.

- Sandy

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Finished and lighted.

Next up a little more stitching on the Ristra Santa by Petei. This much done on the return trip from Wyoming.

- Sandy

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lee Hydrangea finished

After stitching almost all day yesterday and part of today, this canvas is finished.

And this firecracker is almost ready to light.

- Sandy

Monday, July 2, 2012

Yellowstone vacation

Just got back from a week in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. What fun! Great family bonding. Actually saw alpha male wolf #755 of the Lamar Valley pack. So cool!

Only had a little time to stitch as we were very busy sightseeing. Did finish this 4" x 4" Jean Smith lily.

Worked entirely with DMC Color Variations.
- Sandy