Monday, November 28, 2011

End of November stitching update.

I finished the tree of stitches.   It was so fast and fun.  I think I'm going to stitch another as a gift.  I should have done the bunny in a different color as he fades into the fabric right now.  I may frog him and use a different thread later on.  I decided against beading because I quite like it the way it is.
I made more progress on the winter sampler.  The word "Winter" and the mistletoe surrounding it are so detailed, and progress was so slow that I had to take a break from it and work on other motifs in the sampler.  The picture was taken with my cell phone, hence the blueish cast to it.  I keep having to look back and forth between this update and the last one to convince myself that I did in fact make progress on the mistletoe!

First xmas card of the season

It's time to start making christmas cards again.  Here's what I came up with tonight.

This is a close up of the Santa.  He's a dimensional sticker.  The leaves around the frame are decorated with small pearl stickers.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Stitching progress

I didn't sew much in october; I was busy studying for the gre. In the tree (thanks to Abi G. of The Stitch Specialists for this beautiful pattern) I miscounted somewhere in the star stitch section (dark blue) so I paused that while I am trying to use the next section to figure out what went wrong.

And this is about 20 more hours of work on the winter sampler.