Saturday, October 31, 2009

Progress on Royal Holiday

After taking an extended holiday from stitching on Royal Holiday, I sat down last week and spent a few days putting in some stitches. There was lots of grumbling going on as I worked with the Whisper thread. Then Dani said - short strands and use a larger needle. The larger needle is easier to thread and makes the holes in the fabric a little bigger to help with pulling the thread through. Thanks Dani for a great suggestion. It works!!!! And so, we have some good progress!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Finally, a little progress on Sleeping Beauty. No idea when I will actually get to finish her, as I'm going to be starting Royal Holiday soon, have about 5 other large projects in the works AND I'm teaching myself how to knit.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Adia, Garden Fairy

October was a really busy month for me.  I taught 3 classes in machine embroidery, so most of my stitching was concentrated on little things.  I finished my first Christmas ornament for the season, however my fairy has been neglected this month.  Next month hubby goes on shift work which means I will have lots of time to finish my fairy for December 31.  I will be posting more photos in 2 weeks time.
  The fairy is done on a light olive green linen which really brings out the yellows in her dress.  I have started the wings and I am blending the colors with a holosheen embroidery thread (for the machine) but it really adds to the translucency of her wings. 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gigi (Letter G) Happy Dance!

I just stitched on the last bead on my Letter G, which I renamed Gigi...named after the nickname of the little girl who this will be gifted to. I am pleased with how she turned out!
Letter G by Nora Corbett
32 count Ray of Light Belfast
Recommended Crescent Colors and Embellishments

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holly 10/21/09

I finished the other leg and the rest of the bottom of her dress. Now just her bodice, upper body, and wings to do!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Holly 10/14/09

I was able to work a bit more on Holly yesterday. She has a leg!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Letter G Progress

I've been working on Letter G for about a month now...stitching when I can spare a few minutes here and there. Here's my progress as of last week. I am almost done! Since this picture was taken, I've stitched the fairy and have started on the backstitching. Just need to finish that and the beading and she'll be completed! My goal is to finish her by the end of this week...fingers crossed!
I'll be sure to show off my completed Gigi!

Valerie :)

Holly 10/13/09

Here is Holly as of today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Holly 10/7/09

I started the Holly pixie yesterday on Crossed Wing's Old Rose linen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sweet Pea Finished!

I decided not to stitch the wings on Sweet Pea. Long story. But here she is. I am taking her today to get her framed.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Emerald Mermaid

I picked up Emerald Mermaid from the framer's today. It turned out so great! It's hard to see in the pic, but the mat is a suede emerald green, just perfect. I love, love, love the suede mats.

Sweet Pea 10/3/09

A bit more done. And to answer a question of do I ever sleep, every morning I get up with my boyfriend at 4:20 a.m. and I don't normally start work until 9am or so, and I work at home, so I stitch for a few hours each day most days.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sweet Pea 10/1/09

I was able to stitch her upper body this morning. Moving right along...