Saturday, February 12, 2011

Two more WIPs.

This piece is called Spring in the Village by Stoneycreek. The pattern originally called for 28 count Jobelan over 2 threads. I decided to work on an even weave material, 28 ct over one. I like the look and of course it won't end up as large. Here is a close up of the piece.

Thanks to my daughter, Amy, for taking these pictures.

The next project is called Quaker Sampling III by With my Needle. It is worked on 28 ct. Ivory Lugana, over one. The threads are Cranberry Belle Soie - silk thread by Crescent Colours. I using only 1 ply. I also changed this so that the alphabet goes across the top and bottom instead of just the top. I wanted more of a square size instead of a larger oblong size. I am just beginning to make changes to projects. I guess I'm getting a little more creative. Follow along with my progress. Thanks for checking in.

Need Has Nothing to Do With It

I liked the saying in this piece. I often am asked by my husband, "What are you going to do with that?" or "Where will you put it?" Or worst of all, "Do you really need that.?" Now sometimes I will admit he is right. But there is just sometimes that I agree with this saying. A woman just wants what she wants.

This is a cross stitch project by C Street Samplerworks from LaPorte, Indiana. It is done on 32 ct. Dirty Linen Belfast from Zweigart. The threads are from Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. I purchased it from House of Stitches in Laporte, IN. This is a very nice shop. Stop in sometime.

WIP Update

I want to update you on my WIP's (Works in Progress). I have one stitching finish that needs to be framed and two others that I am still stitching on. I will soon have two others that I am starting for EGA. I will post these later.

This project is called Quaker Diamonds from Rosewood Manor by Karen Kluba.

It is worked on Picture This Plus, Cashel 28 ct., Mello. The threads are Valdani floss. I just love the Valdani floss. It is a 3 ply floss and you work with all 3 strands. I like not having to strip the threads and I love the colors.

I also really like the design. I really like the Quaker Samplers projects that I have seen lately. This is a very large project and it will be wonderful when it is finished.

And finally for this post, this is a project that I stitched for my daughter, Amy. I adapted this from another project. I designed the wording myself and changed some of the figures.