Monday, January 14, 2013

Ranch View Updates

Right Tree

Left tree
Well, finally.  I was able to work the work around on Blogger to get these pictures posted. 
If you are reading this and having similar problems when you click on the picture link above, just switch from Compose to HTML above and to the left.  Then you can browse for your pictures.  However, Blogger help says you should add your pictures first, then switch back to Compose and type your text as there are other problems if you switch back and forth several times.  Aargh!  I hate, hate, hate (did I say hate?) when a computer program is working just fine, then one day, you log in and suddenly it doesn't. 
Anyway, I've made more progress since these pictures were taken, so if this works, I'll take more pictures and try again to post them tomorrow. 
P.S.  I can't preview, so I will press the publish button, sight unseen, and hope for the best.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ranch View Progress


Right tree

I began with the two trees in the foreground.  The one on the right is stitched with 4 strands of Threadworx green overdyed floss 1048 for the leaves and 4 strands of Threadworx dark blue/purple 1024 for the trunk.  Diamond Ray (p. 324) was used for the leaves and Double stitch (p. 247) was used for the trunk, both from The Needlepoint Book. 

Left tree

The trunk on the tree on the left was stitched with 4 strands of TW 1024 in basketweave.  The leaves were stitched with 4 strands of Threadworx 1076 using Diagonal Mosaic (p. 213).

The brightest strip of green grass is stitched using 4 strands of Gloriana Leaf Green in Bullet stitch from Julia Snyder's Categories for Needlepoint Stitches.  The little bit of stripe under the green grass was stitched with Caron Waterlilies Redwood in tent.

Well, after I had typed up all this I went to add close up pictures of the right tree and the left tree.  I clicked the picture icon and another screen comes up and usually I can browse my computer to find the picture I want to add.  But for some unknown reason, the browse button is now gone.

HELP OTHER BLOGGER USERS.  Do you know what is wrong?  I've tried everything I can think of.  Will probably have to take my computer into a shop for some help.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Start

OK, I really have too many UFO's to start another canvas. 

But. . . ., I did receive this for Christmas from my husband so that seems like excuse enough.  After all, I don't want him to think I don't appreciate it!  BTW, he got a little hint from me, as he would be blissfully clueless as to what canvas I would want to stitch.

Ranch View by Dianne Bersea from Art Needlepoint.

Picked out some fabulous variegated threads at LNS Chaparral Needlepoint last week.  I have a couple of days left to stitch before going back to work next week.  And just finished a UFO yesterday, so why not give it a start?


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First finish of 2013

Happy New Year to all!

I signed up for a cyber class, Fleur-de-Lis, with Laura Perin last summer.
Here is the original.  However, I wanted a slightly different border and wanted to use more of the Watercolors thread, Lexi's Blues.  So here is my version.
I added a 4x4 mosaic in the outer background, but since I was ending up with 9 threads in the middle, I added a flower similar to one used in the design.  I also moved the outer background to the background of the center flower but used a green Impressions, Guacamole, not used in the rest of the design.  Here's a close-up.
I like it.  Now on to other UFO's.