Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The background was stitched in taupe Petite Very Velvet, while the ribbons were worked in DMC cotton floss. Pink and gold Kreinik #12 tapestry braid provided a bit of twinkle along the edges of the ribbons.
I'll add this to my collection of dining room ornaments, in hopes of eventually getting enough to decorate in a new theme and color scheme!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Anyone planning to be on-Cape Nov. 10? Stop by Nauset Middle School in Orleans to jump-start your holiday shopping!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Here's the finished Nellie's Imari pillow, a design by Judy Harper that I'd been working on for the last three years. It's nestled in its new home, in the corner of our living room sofa. Backed with navy blue velvet and a welted seam treatment in the same fabric, it has a zipper in the back for ease in cleaning.
I was so excited, I just had to snap a photo right away! I'll show more of the finishing I collected when I take some photos.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Was I ever glad to have this project with me! I read instead of stitching on the plane flight from Boston to Dallas (737s are too cramped).The trip from Dallas to Kansas, however, turned out to be a six-hour drive each way, and with DH behind the wheel, I managed to get a lot of stitching done when not admiring the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. The flight home on a 757 was much more conducive to getting work done.
When mounting the canvas on stretcher bars before our departure, I added a small piece of scrap canvas to the corner of the frame to act as a "parking lot" for needles. I don't own a magnet--I'd much rather spend the money on threads! I slipped the canvas and the threads I'd pulled in a clear plastic bag, with my bright teal-colored Fiskars blunt-tipped scissors (purchased for $1.99 years ago just for this purpose) prominently on top. I added this bag to the quart-sized plastic bag for liquids in a bin going through security and sailed through the screening process.