Saturday, January 28, 2017

Tiki Love

I took this Raymond Crawford canvas to Camp with me. Because I wanted to fix his nose.

I had originally stitched it with an orange Vineyard silk in an overlapping kind of fishbone stitch. So I carefully removed that. Did a little padding with #5 pearl cotton and then satin stitched over it with Neon Rays. Way better.

Also filled in the sides a smidge with white to get a solid, unbroken line.

Now it will be off for finishing.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Slow But Here

Here's a photo of a Camp start and finish. Only took about two hours. It's a pendant designed for the EGA seminar in Asheville in 2017.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Camp Wannastitch

Once a year 170 or so stitchers descend on Ocean City for a four day weekend.

This is the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Embroiderers' Guild of America retreat.

We arrive with a circle of friends that grows every year. We laugh, we talk, we eat, we stitch from the wee hours of the morning until the wee hours of the next morning. (Not everyone, of course) We walk on the beach, we go shopping. We share things new and old. We ring a bell for our Camp finishes and get showered with applause and cheers. We get asked for advice and we ask for advice. We have so much fun we want to stay longer!

My photos are of one Judy giving another Judy a quilt she won from the raffle at the Woodlawn Needlework Show. And a sunset because beach!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year!

Not too much stitching today. I settled on making progress with the boring sky on this Cooper Oaks version of the Warren Kimble winter season.

Yes. I do have all four seasons. Not a priority. Just stitching now and then. But if I finish this one, I'll feel motivated to keep going and get them framed.