Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Needlepoint Book

Just thought I'd share my little bit of fun in Jo's new edition of The Needlepoint Book.

My frame weight, which I designed for a bargello class for my EGA Guild, is on page 18.

Thought I'd show it to you in color.

Jo is a lovely person who lives and works in northern Virginia which is how I came to meet her at a shop. Then she needed people to review photos of projects for possible inclusion in her book and I did my part helping out with that. It was all fun, for me anyway.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Halloween Treat Progress

All the boxes are done except for the ones where the buttons belong.

I located my collection of buttons yesterday that I had amassed as possibilities for this piece and I'm not happy with them.

I have two options - continue the search for buttons I like or make fabric ones.

Or wait. Third option. Add beads.

I've always been a big admirer of Plan C.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Halloween Treat

We did this project in my ANG Chapter. I don't remember exactly when - 1-2 years ago.

I finally decided to pick it back up.

Last weekend I finished the bargello block and the block in the upper left.

This week I finished the ghost. And I'm halfway through the top right block today - not in this photo.

I need to locate all the buttons I collected as possibilities for the piece. There somewhere upstairs...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Day Tripper

Took the Metro to D.C. to visit the DAR for a Tuesday Talk on samplers.

The current exhibition is on early Maryland and Virginia quilts. Pictures are from the exhibit. The cherry tree is just a bonus from my walk home.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Everything Old is New Again

So I was at stitchy group this afternoon and we were reminiscing about stores that no longer exist. And someone was talking about about buying canvas in a department store when I shared these photos.

These are from today at my local Target.

One needlepoint kit. One embroidery kit. All under this handmade banner.

Just thought I'd share.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A Finish and A Problem

Last night at my Tuesday night group I finished a piece I started in February on my way to Hawaii.

It's a Melissa Shirley canvas of the Chinese Year of the Ox. It was a sale canvas I bought more for the colors than the subject matter. All basketweave and tent stitching mostly with Planet Earth silks. Love that stuff. Now to find the right fabric to make it into a pillow.

Below that is a photo of what some really rough canvas is doing to Neon Rays. This is a piece that I just set down on my canvas, picked it up, and set it back down.

Going to cover the canvas and try working this again. Sigh.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tropical Punch Started

My ANG chapter is doing Debbee's Designs Tropical Punch. I love the colors and am stitching this as designed without any changes in threads. Some of my friends have changed things and those are looking spectacular.

Color in this photo is a bit washed out.

Off to a good start. Let's see if I can keep up.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hand & Lock winner


Interesting read. Lovely to see one so young and relatively new to embroidery win.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Textile Museum

The Textile Museum has reopened at its new home at George Washington University.

Go visit!


Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Sheepish Finish

One more ornament finish. Got this done last night while waiting for my roommate to get done with her meeting.

We're at the Mid-Atlantic EGA regional meeting. I had a meeting yesterday at 3, grabbed a quick dinner, then my roommate had a meeting at 7.

This morning I'm in a beading class, then we have a lunchtime lecture followed by another meeting.

This is just the cutest ornament that I couldn't resist at work. Outlined the sheep with Planet Earth wool and then filled in with French knots in two strands of Burmilana. Canvas is available from Amanda Lawford.