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More Carnival Photos

May 3, 2017

Close ups….

Carnival Completed……at last

May 3, 2017

It has been awhile since I posted. I thought I would have lots of “spare” time being retired. NOT ‼️

I have been stitching on several projects but am so pleased to get one of my original designs finished. My beading is not the best. I may redo it…… But for now am on to other things. More real soon. 😀

What to Stitch Next ⁉️⁉️

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….