Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Christmas Ornaments 2022

 Yes I am WAY AHEAD but I want to make sure I have these in the bag.

Mardis Gras ornament from Needlepoint Now.  This was a great project with all the threads that took 2 days.

The ornament for my little neighbor next door who loves needlepoint.  I agonized over the hair and finally gave up and did outline stitch.  It's the tail that's the star of the piece anyway.

Heading back to the LOVE canvas!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Strawberry Hearts

I'm working on the BIG Strawberry Hearts canvas along with almost half the country it seems.  Here's my second heart - I skipped the first but will go back to it next week.   There was an issue brought up in the chat room about the amount of thread so I thought I would go ahead and do this heart just to see.  I had plenty of thread so it just be the path that the stitcher took.  I stitched in horizontal rows and had enough.

I'm still trying to catch up on my knitted blanket before the next yarn shipment so I haven't gotten very far on LOVE.  I'm almost done with L and I started the background because that needs to get done as I go along.  The O flowers are done in ribbon so that will be last.  Right now I'm waiting on more thread.

I'm taking the rest of the week off to sit in a hospital waiting room so I'll be stitching on little stuff.  The problem is what to take!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Knitting Update

Hi there,

I can't believe it's Friday already but here it is.  It's been a busy week and I have been all over the map.  I'm knitting a blanket and am on the bobble row.  It's a monthly kit club (naturally a monthly club) so I have this row and one more before the next kit arrives in the mail.  So far it hasn't been too bad- hopefully I will finish this before I head to the nursing home!

Here is heart #2.  I think I may slow down on these and save one or two for car trips.

And Emily in yet another small town dog show.  She looks bored or tired here- not sure which.  Definitely needs the groomer!

 Have a great weekend 


Monday, July 26, 2021

Time to Finish Up Some Little Ones

 Now that the second big project of 2021 is in the bag, I want to finish up some small projects.

Here are the first 2 finishes:

My last strawberry from Barbara's Needlepoint - these are so cute when they are finished

My first of 6 Melissa Shirley hearts- I'm thinking 3 ornaments and 3 mini pillows for Valentines Day

I also have the heart of the month club from Barbara's Needlepoint but thats only one big canvas with 9 hearts. It's not yet on stretcher bars but looks like fun!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Almost to the Finish Line

 Hi all,

I have finished all 6 Ladies and am now finishing up the last of the background beading.  This was a LONG Ruth Mystery Project but never fear I have more!

Here are  the last few photos

Lady #6 with her turban and fringe

This is Lady #3 but I had to wait until the very end to do the scarf.

This was a fun project even if it did take 4 years to complete.  It will get framed.

Next up to  finish will be the Zero Degrees North canvas #1 with the bears.

Have a great week


Saturday, July 17, 2021

The Last Hat

 Hi all,

I'm going to try and finish the Ladies II in the next week assuming I get the gold Kreinik in the mail.  I "borrowed" it for another project and of course did not put it back.

Here's the photo of the last 2 ladies. The stitch guide called for twisted lazy daisy for the pick swirls next to the hat on the left girl but after much agony I went with bouillon stitches.  You can see the padding under the turban for girl #2 in this photo.


I guess I will work on the background until the Kreinik arrives and then finish up.