Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
|S. Wood - The Scarlet Letter|
Au ver a soie on 32 count tea-dyed linen
Not sure what my next sampler will be. I have several in my stash that I am considering.
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Sunday, 26 January 2014
It seems a few months have gone by since my last post. I had a few distractions with making gifts for the holidays and then coming down with a terrible cold on Christmas that lasted almost a month! Well, I have finally finished the Christmas gifts and finally feel better so I am now back with my SL WIPs!
I have a few in the works and hope to have some finishes before challenge end next month.
I went back to this Quaker pincushion design I had started, Love is the Road of Peace. I had decided to stitch it on perforated paper and make it into an ornament! Over the last few days I have done the bands with the blue stars and above. I will fill in the cream color of the center band last since that is where I hold it to stitch. I really love how it is turning out.
|Love is the Road of Peace|
Since then I have a project going at all times, averaging two or three a year if they are big, small ones a couple three weeks.
Stitching has become a addiction, so much so I taught myself to spin silk and wool to make floss. Sorry to say I have not spun more than one project's worth because I want to stitch. As I write this i can feel "itch" to start stitching again!
This past fall I spun flax to weave into a linen cloth to stitch on. I am too busy trying to finish the WIP I have so I can start The Manifesto. My goal is 6 months, 182 1/2 days, 1,300 stitches per day....as long as it continues to be fun! If I find this is too daunting a task I will slow it up so it is fun. Problem is my Scarlet Letter stash has 18 sitting in waitting along with others! I cannot wait to start sharing my progress with others, and watch progress that will help me stay motivated.
Bob Winderwood Farm
Friday, 24 January 2014
I am so happy to have finished my EK 1653.
The colors are fabulous. I must confess that I was getting a little tired of working all that satin stitch.
It was an over-all easy sampler that I could work on between QSD projects and keep me sane.
When my 6 year old Grand Kate visited last, she saw EK on the frame and honest to goodness – her jaw dropped.
She told me in a whisper, that it was the most beautiful sampler in the world.
Good thing she likes it, I was making it for her to have one day.
Thank you everyone for the delight you bring my way every day.
My finish is framed. Lynn's in Madison, WI, framed it. Photo #1 shows it in its entirety. The following two photos are executed in queen stitch.