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Christmas Candles Progressย 

January 21, 2017

This may turn out to be my first finish of the year. I had to carefully lay four strands of dark blue floss to cover the top portion of the canvas.   This is a painted canvas so why was the top left white??? 

I am trying to figure how to finish this. I would like to have it framed. That would mean doing some background stitching. This presents another challenge ( notice I did not say problem) I would like the outside edges of the candles to be smoother. I may have to couch a line or two of metallic ( ?) braid after I do the background.. I am anxious to finish this as I am so close to the end and it fits into my goal for the year. Which is to complete several Christmas projects for my entry hall by next year.

My DH and I are packing tonite for a week trip to Yuma. We have friends who now live in Yuma and some friends from our days of RVing are gathering for a rally. Of course I am taking a project. The Tassels are going with me because there is some easy stitching and some easy decisions I can make on the fly.

More Tassels

January 10, 2017

Because my neck has been bothering me lately I decided to work on my painted canvas of Tassels. I have been making up the stitches as I go. The big reason for working on this project is that I can sit in my recliner. I am still trying to figure out why stitching in my recliner does not bother my neck. Some projects are easy to stitch in my recliner but they are ones that require no laying as I can not work hands free. ๐Ÿ˜ก

The large tassel on the left is what I have been stitching.  I keep looking at the two rectangular tassels an trying to decide what on earth is the effect I want โ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธ

Candle Progress

January 3, 2017

Here is a quick update on my Candles…..the green candle is taking me so long because I have to thread #16 Krienik braid through green Flair before I can stitch. I also have to use a #18 needle in order to pull the threaded Flair through the 18ct canvas. I thought about using a thinner braid but I did not have the right color, so I followed the directions but it is slow going…….

The End and The Beginning

December 31, 2016

Each January 1st I empty my “orts” from the whole year and start all over. Here is my ort jar as of today. I put the contents in a ziplock with the year marked.  Why? Who knows, I hope some time to find a good source for small plastic Christmas ornaments that I can fill with my stash of orts. Does anyone else save their orts?

I have made some progress on my Christmas Candles. I hope to have my first finish of 2017 before the end of January.


New Year Coming…..New (WIP) Project

December 26, 2016

I pray everyone had a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah Holiday. It was a very busy few days and now it is time to rest and think about stitching for 2017.  I never set goals on what or how many projects to finish. That immediatly make it a chore ๐Ÿ˜ก which takes the fun out of stitching. I do have a goal set for 2017 that I think is reasonable. I want to do a couple of Christmas projects to add to my entry wall for next Christmas. I went through my stash and picked out a few charts and found one painted canvas that I never finished. I must have packed it away when I was in the midst of moving a couple of years ago…who knows why โ‰๏ธโ‰๏ธ 

RED, GREEN AND GOLD DECEMBER CANDLES designed by Beth Hunt with stitch guide by Amy Bunger will be my first project of the year. Why my threads are not with the canvas I do not know……but I will find threads to finish. My stash of threads could keep me stitching until the end of my time..

But first to finish the beads on BEETS ……..

Holiday Wishes

December 22, 2016

I have been getting some stitching time here and there. Nothing to shout about or post results….no noticeable change. This week I am posting a photo of a wall that is in my entry way. My goal in future years is to have the whole wall hung with Christmas cheer. I never stitched many Christmas projects until the last couple of years. Here is where the wall is today. Watch for the changes next year.


Back To An Older Project

December 17, 2016

Remember this project ? I felt like just stitching so I picked it up and finished the green border. That got me interested to make progress so I focused on the stitcher. Doing the arm,legs and face. Just plain tent always is the best. Then I started playing with the hair. After some research I decided to do curly. I used two threads in the needle to get curls with some grey ๐Ÿ˜„. I am still looking for a horizontal background stitch that will look like a piece of old wood. Any ideas will be appreciated.