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Criss Cross

July 26, 2015

My 2 day class with Debbie Rowley was a wonderful experience. She is a great teacher and has given me permission to post photos of her finished project. This is what Criss Cross looks like complete.

  I have changed the colors πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. What are the odds of that???  Working from my stash is a goal this year. There are several other students in the class that changed colors and it is fun to see the different effects a change of colors make.
I completed more stitching in this class than I can remember in any other class I have taken. Debbie’s directions are awesome. Soooooo detailed.  Yesterday I discovered some frog work that needed to be done. Once I had the area corrected I just kept going and going……. Here is where I am today.


Pre-Work for Criss Cross Class

July 21, 2015

My pre-work for this weeks class with Debbie Rowley is complete. I am using stash for this class. I had this piece of Aqua 18ct canvas and have pulled lots of Aqua threads with black as a contrast. It will either be stunning or I will make lots of changes. ☺️ The charted design is geometric and I will post a photo of Debbie’s finished teaching piece if I get her permission.

I have added several more threads from my stash since I took this photo. Never know the first time what is going to work. I like to have several choices.

Class is Thursday and Friday in Tucson and I am really looking forward to the class and spending the night with a stitching friend.

Christmas Project Done !

July 18, 2015

My small Christmas project is done. This was my first experience with DMC’s Memory Thread. I like the way the tree looks. I got some kinks in it that I wish I hadn’t but I am still pleased with the finished effect. I used large beads, #6 clear glass attached with #4 Kreinik silver braid. I then used #8 Kreinik braid and made gold, pink and blue groups of French knots. It was just plain fun πŸ˜€. Decorating this project. The star is a button…found just the right size and color. How often does that happen?

I am going to see about having it finished into a stand up for displaying during the holiday season.


Sunflower Eyeglass Case

July 15, 2015

Here is a sit and stitch project that I took with me on my trip to the wedding. πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“ It never came out of my carry on bag. I plan to work on it for the next week or so until I have a class !!!

 Yes, I get to go to a class in Tucson. Debbie Rowley is coming to my ANG chapter to teach her Criss Cross design. I am so looking forward to the class. As most of you know since I have been on the ANG Seminar Faculty Committee (3 years) I have gone to seminar but could not take classes.  It is the committees job to see that everyone has a great experience. That requires a lot of work. This year will be my last year on the committee.

Debbie’s class has some pre work and I will post that soon.

Secret Revealed

July 9, 2015

I can finally reveal my finished and framed wedding gift for my son and his bride.  Yesterday was the big day πŸ’“πŸ’“ the wedding was lovely and I am so greatfull that they loved my efforts.


Baroque is Growing Again

June 28, 2015

Yesterday I finally got in the mood to attack the 28 Jessica stitches that were the next step on my Jean Hilton project. The Jessicas turned out to be smaller than I thought. Once I practiced a couple I was on a roll. It did take time but I slowly stitched each one and smiled as each little circle was complete. I continued to complete one of the quarters and hope today to finish the other three areas today. This is a jewel of a project. 


ANG Summer Challenge Update

June 19, 2015

I keep looking at Baroque and just can’t get up for doing Jessicas. There are about 30 of them and they are small πŸ”œπŸ”œπŸ”œ

I decided to play with my guilds summer challenge. If you remember I pulled a bag of threads blindly. There are 6 threads, color coordinated, a canvas of my choice (eggshell) with a line drawn design. Rules say all threads must be used but more can be added.  I am thinking my finished goal is a patchwork quilt square.  By changing the colors around I am anxious to see the different effects. The challenge will be the trimmings that will separate the sections.

Here are the first two areas completed:



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