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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.

Off The Beaten Path

January 31, 2017

Off The Beaten Path is a Carolyn Mitchell design that is made up of three panels. I am only doing the bottom panel. I just want a small counted project at this time. I have it started on a larger than necessary piece of sage green canvas and I am toying the idea of adding some extra border.

The first step on the border is tied oblong cross stitch. I ordered the kit for this so I have great threads. Soie Cristale by Caron is a lovely silk. It is 12 ply and the tied cross stitch is done in three ply. Laying silk is such a pleasure ❤️❤️