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Criss Cross Finished

August 8, 2015


I have been trying to post this finish for two days….Wordpress is driving me crazy. I think it must be operator malfunction. Drafts getting “lost”, photos not loading, words just dropping out……..

I completed Criss Cross two days ago. It is a record for me. It was just two weeks ago that I as taking the class in Tucson.

IMG_0439IMG_0438I have been asked to post my thread list. I pulled from my stash and did not use as many values f my main aqua color.Β  The reason for this is that IΒ  used two Needle Necessities overdyes.

Needle Necessities (now Threadworx) 1331 (light) and 135 (dark)

DMC #8 Pearl 310 (black)

Anchor #8 Pearl 187 (medium)

Anchor #5 Pearl 186 (light)

Kreinik #8 braid, 3214 (light), 029 (medium) and 005HL (black)

When I got around to doing all the fill in for the 4 quadrants I decided that doing it all the black in the areas where Debbie had used her contrast, yellow, would be too much.Β  My contrast would dominate. I used a metallic along with the black in each quadrant. Light in two quadrants and dark in the other two quadrants. I do not know how much you can really see from the photos. Metallics do not show well :(

I loved this project and was very surprised how fast I got it done…I just couldn’t stop sitting down in my studio for just a few more stitches.

NOW WHAT :) ?????

More Criss Cross

July 31, 2015


I have been pretty busy on this project. Lot of just sit and stich in the four quadrants. I am doing only the base stitch. there will be black beads, metallic or pearl in each of the areas. I haven’t really decided what I want to do yet.

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.



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