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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 🙄🙄🙄

Zuni Sunset

February 28, 2017

I just could not wait for the CyberPointer meeting to begin on Thursday to begin the March program.  Tried to stitch slowly so I would not finish early……..failed miserably. Here is the finished project. As you can see I changed the design. Those who know me may not be surprised that I do change designs and more often colors. In addition to the design change I also changed the floss used for the sun and gold rays. I just wanted a little brighter gold for the sun. I think this is the first time I have attached a fetish. I am not sure I really like my results but it is not bad..

Zuni Sunset

February 24, 2017

And then the mailman delivered a new project….complete kit. 😄 This is a small design by Toni Gerdes that will be the March program for my ANG CyberPointer chapter. The meeting starts next Thursday but I could not resist. This is such a bright design. A small project that I can do in days.

Off The Beaten Path

February 20, 2017

I have finally made some progress. It has been a busy couple of weeks. Time sure goes by fast the older you get. 

The background stitch was done with a single strand of floss and was a pleasure, non stressful stitching session. The beginning of some extra border looks good to me. Now I need to figure out what comes next.  I really want to get this done. Always excited for a new project..

The satin circle is being done with four strands of silk over a cardboard circle. I calls for two layers but I am sure it will take more layers before I am happy with the look. Too bad I do not have the perfect button. Circles are certainly a challenge.

Off the Beaten Path Progress

February 9, 2017

I finally found a few hours to sit and stitch. This project will go pretty fast if I can just stitch. The canvas is actually Sage green. It is interesting what my phone camera does to some colors.