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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 ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”œ๐Ÿ”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:


A Merry Break From Baroque

June 12, 2015

The last two days I have been relaxing with my little Christmas canvas. I did the lettering in #8 kreinik braid. I am designing the background as I go. I did not want to do it all in continental/tent. It is still a work in progress ๐Ÿ˜ณ


More Baroqueย 

June 10, 2015

Jean Hilton was quite a designer. How she ever in visioned all her stitches is beyond me.  It is always a challenge do do one of her designs and BAROQUE falls into that category.  Here is my progress.

I tried several different angles for my photo…..the light direction really shows no matter which direction I used. The only thing different was which areas changed in appearance. Taking needlepoint photos is a challenge by itself ๐Ÿ˜€


More Baroque

June 4, 2015

I spent several hours stitching today and made quite a bit of progress. Now I am ready for some quiet stitching …that means tent stitch ๐Ÿ˜ So I will go back to my Christmas canvas.



June 2, 2015

Do not know why they did not go through the first time !!!!ย ย ย 

New Project: ANG Chapter Summer Challenge

June 2, 2015

Now I am really stretching myself. Three projects going and finding time for all of them. Today I began an ANG Chapter Summer Challenge. At the meeting last Saturday those choosing to participate drew blindly a bag of threads and chose a color line drawn canvas that was best for the threads.  The rules are 1: no swapping or changing colors. All colors must be used in the design so that they are readily recognizable. 2: additional threads or embellishments can be added 3: the line drawing can not be altered. Finished projects will be shared at the November potluck meeting.

Here is what I am starting with:



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