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April 11, 2017

I have finished the pilot project of a double four way bargello. The designer gave me permission to show you some of it.

Now I must work on a 4 X 4 Way design. I was struggling with a color scheme. Having a “writers block” on choosing colors. I was sound asleep last night when the light bulb  went off…… If any of you have been following me forever you may remember a Bargello project entitled “Carnival ” that I designed and hit a wall as to how to fill the small areas where the Bargello pattern comes together. In moving I put it away. That was probably four years ago. Since then I have done lots of Bargello and when I pulled out the partially done project I almost laughed at the small amount of area to be finished. I like the colors and have decided to use them on my 4 X 4 Way project. Photo below.

The base color is a Watercolor called Tahiti. 

Bargello Sneak Peek

April 8, 2017

I have been stitching like a crazy fool trying to get one of my two pilot projects done. I would love to share the whole project with you but I must have the designers permission first. So here is a close up. These are the craziest colors I have used in a Bargello piece.

Frustrated ‼️‼️‼️

March 29, 2017

imageSo my picture did not post. Trying to figure out why ‼️

Finished Project

March 29, 2017

I tried to post this photo yesterday but WordPress wasn’t working……or my internet want working……who knows. I am trying again.  I really enjoyed this small counted cross stitch on 18 ct canvas.

Bargello Tip of the Day

March 20, 2017

Bargello is just plain fun and easy. My tip for those who would like to try a 4 Way Bargello project…DO NOT skip the basting  that is suggested in most 4-Way charts. Working on the true diagonal is a must and as much as you may think you can follow the diagonal without basting, take my word. It is easier said than done. I can not tell you how much I have ripped out on previous projects because I knew I could work without basting.

Here is the beginning of a double 4-Way pilot project….

Bargello Pilot

March 13, 2017

I can not share a photo of the Liz Morrow’s Four Way Bargello project that I will be piloting. Stitching should take 2-3 weeks depending on how much stitching time I can squeeze into each day. So why am I mentioning this???

I was at my local (2hr away) LNS on Saturday to choose colors, which Liz said I could 😍. I wanted to do something “out of my box”… is the result. The thread is Silk and Ivory with a metallic ribbon, just in case. After choosing the wild colors I checked the end cut canvas basket…always looking for sale canvas and……the threads are laying on the canvas I found. Must be karma. This Zwigert canvas color is Tramatized Toad……  I have never seen a piece of it in the sale basket before.

So what do you think ⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️


March 9, 2017

I have worked a little on a lot of projects. Tassels is coming along. Almost finished. I have begun thinking about the black background.

Off The Beaten Path is done as far as the stitching. I still have the glitz to put on. Have to be in the mood for beads etc…

Wanted to start something new…. after going through my stack of charts I decided on a small cross stitch project. I do not do much counted cross stitch but once in a while I get in the mood for easy stitching and am willing to highlight every stitch I do on an enlarged copy of the chart. Keeping track of where I am stitching is the biggest challenge of counted cross stitch.

In my spare time I am program chair for my local ANG chapter and am working on two major projects. I will share more on these as my guild members get going on each of them..   Now I just do not know what to work on today 🙄🙄🙄