Sunday, June 24, 2007

Crescent Colours Project

The stitching group I belong to had a great idea. Take a "meal" made up of Crescent Colours threads and have everyone stitch something using only those colors! I was immediately intrigued by the idea. A week ago I was handed the palette: Cherry Tomato, Chocolate Cream Pie, Poblano Pepper, Shrimp Cocktail, Frozen Margarita, Roasted Chestnut, Cappuccino, Macaroni & Cheese, Crab Cakes, Pickled Beets, Lettuce Leaf, Black Coffee, and I added Blueberry Tart.
Crescent Colours palette

I found this cute freebie by Stitches By Cheri "Weeds for Sale".

stitches by cheri weeds for sale freebie june 20 2007 I enjoyed stitching this one so much I started another piece with the palette. I needed blue so I added Blueberry Tart. I'm still working on it. It's by Blackbird Designs.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Needlepunch of Farmstead

I'm so thrilled to have finished this. The county fair is having a special category this year of "silos". So any Home Arts area (baking, painting, photography, needlework, quilting, woodwork, crafts) with a silo can compete. I enjoy needlepunching, saw this by Threads That Bind, and bought it immediately. It's now at the framers.

Threads That Bind Farmstead

Cross your fingers that this places!

Plum Pudding Freebie finish

Hoffman Distributing had this on their website the other week (with other summer freebies). I really liked this one by Plum Pudding Needleart. I used GAST overdyed cotton threads instead of the DMC it calls for.

Plum Pudding Needleart freebie Blessed Be

I haven't thought about how I'd finish it off.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

ABC Sampler Finished

Hooray! I finished the Pat Rogers ABC Sampler yesterday at lunch. I'm so pleased. I still like the colors, but instead of doing the matting they did on the cover, I think I'll just use a nice bumpy white frame rather than a smooth frame. I have a Joann's Fabrics coupon on the custom framing and they do a great job.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Pudgie Cat and Halloween Socks

I'm so tickled! I signed up for two monthly needlepoint subscriptions. Both are with Fireside Stitchery I was strongly considering signing up for Melissa Shirley's Halloween Town series with, but hesitated because of the cost coupled with what to do with the finished pieces. While cruising the internet, I stumbled across Pudgie Cat! What a cutie! I really like cats and Halloween so combining the two made this a must.

Fireside Stitchery has several needlepoint clubs and the one on curly sock ornaments really intrigued me. Once I saw the Halloween socks, I knew this was another must-have. This club alternates Halloween and Christmas curly toed socks. I signed up for the Halloween socks only.I can't hardly wait to get going on these!!!!

I bought a black open-look iron and wood tree last November. I think the maker intends it for Christmas use (I was told black Christmas trees are a trend heading towards the USA from the UK), but I intend to use it as a Halloween tree! These Halloween socks will look great as ornaments, don't you think? Here's a link to the tree.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Working on a WIP

ABC Sampler by Pat Rogers Collection

I've worked on this piece since 1994 when I bought this chart and the supplies . Although I'd been stitching for 14 years at the time and had quite a bit of experience, this piece proved time consuming and daunting. Now, an additional 13 years later, it's no longer daunting, but it is still very time consuming.

Every 3 or 4 years between pieces I'd pick this up and work on it a little. This time I'm going to finish!! I'm so confident in this that I only hesitated a little bit when it came time to stitch the year! LOL When I picked it up this week (between pieces) it looked like this:

pat rogers abc sampler as of june 5 2007

I've been working on this every night for the last few nights and now it looks like this:

pat rogers abc sampler as of june 9 2007

Hmmmm, the link to show the photo here doesn't seem to be working. I'm using the go-to link instead.

For some reason I can't highlight and copy the URL for posting to a blog from webshots. However, the reason the pictures show is because I've written down the very, very long URL and typed it into the blog. Takes a bit of time, but it's better IMHO to see the picture here rather than linking to it. I'd email my problem to, but since I'm not a premium member, I'm not entitled to ask questions. Not a good way to woo me into becoming a premium member!