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Ice Beginning on Fire and Ice

December 11, 2017

I took a few hours to stitch today. I rewarded myself after I got my UPS packages on their way. ‼️‼️

I decided I was a little tired of designing the middle…too much red. The Ice portion of the design is super easy requiring decisions on only the width, color and height of each of the Ice columns. There are more Ice columns than Fire. This is giving me time to stare at the center column for additional creative ideas, like maybe a touch of yellow/orange. I am using Toni’s general heights and widths. Not counting but approximating.

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Creative Fire

December 9, 2017

I am enjoying this project. The holiday season is cutting down on my stitching time 😟. I finally took the leap and began on the “design your own” middle column. I have no idea what the final result will be. I am just stitching trying to obtain an upward flow for the fire. Am I getting there?

Hungarian Point Fire

November 30, 2017

As a lot of you know I love Bargello patterns BUT I have never done much Hungarian Point and I may never do it again when I finish this column. I have spent the better part of five hours getting as far as you can see in column two.  Must rest ‼️ Getting a stitch flow just did not happen. I have figured out how to get the pattern but I am sure it is not the best stitch path. I can hardly wait to finish this column. I must do some reading on Hungarian Point. When all else fails read the instructions.😃

Fire and Ice Growing

November 26, 2017


This is a very fun project. There are lots of red threads. I managed to get several hours stitching even with the Thanksgiving family celebration.

Column number 1, on the left, amazes me with the depth perception. You will notice the middle column is empty…..that one is a “do your own fire” column. I am thinking, thinking as I stitch the other columns. Toni gave us several stitches to choose from. She also said “use any stitches you want”. In class she had photos, on her iPad, of how some other students had stitched this column. It was very interesting to see all the different ideas. She commented on what made the column fire move.. Lots to think about. 

Here is Toni’s stitched piece. Printed with her permission. 

Fire and Ice

November 20, 2017

I had a wonderful 2 day class with Toni Gerdes and her Fire and Ice design.  This will be so much fun.  Here is where I am after day 2.

Taking DH to Dr….more details soon

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A New Project

November 15, 2017

Yes, I couldn’t resist. Have you ever seen a project and was sure it was talking to you ? This happened to me at our guild meeting on November 4. We had some stash from a member who had passed away this past year and I saw this

This is a class from Cassie Prescott. Some stitching had been started and did not need to be removed. All the threads were with the canvas. I am not sure how old this is but it did not have computer stitch graphs. I’m guessing 15-20 years. The design came from a real location in Sedona, AZ here is the photo.

More on this soon.

On A Roll . . Another Finish

November 10, 2017

Another one is out of the WIP basket. Why do we leave projects that are 99 percent done waiting while we start something new.