Monday, June 14, 2021

Weekend Progress on Royal Pain

 Finishing up Kit 4

I appliqued the peyote jewel onto the canvas.  The padding underneath is measured to the canvas but it's a little smaller than the jewel so there's a pucker. I'm going to leave it for now. (Possibly forever)

On to Kit #5- another 5 section piece like the green up above only easier.  It looks much better in real life. It will be a great foundation for the pearl necklace.

Hopefully I can finish this up by early July.  Then I have a few SMALL things to work on!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

On the home stretch of Kit 4

The last thing to do here is stitch the background for the peyote jewel


Here it is!  The next few days will be spent doing packed chain in the swirls and then on to Kit 5


Friday, June 4, 2021

Peyote Beading

I learned yet another technique in Kit 4 and it wasn't needlepoint- it was Peyote beading.  I think I watched at least 10 hours of You Tube videos and it's almost a shame that I probably won't use this knowledge in the future, because I am NOT going down the rabbit hole of beading!

Here's the photo progression

Laying out the beads and stringing the first 2 rows with a stop bead

Writing out the pattern in words- yes this was challenging, but critical

Then hours of work and constant re-watching of You Tube


Where it will go on the canvas after padding underneath 


Monday, May 31, 2021

Moving on to Kit 4

 Yesterday I finished the earrings on Kit 3 and decided to start right in on Kit 4.  It's just 2 sections- the peach triangle and the lower red section.  The peach section will go pretty fast because that's more Jessicas (which I just practiced on the earrings) and it's a lull before the red section.

The broach is Peyote beading which I have never done, but I have now watched 10 videos on You Tube so I am confident that I can try it without too much trepidation.  Then those curly things are packed chain stitch which yes I can do!

Here's the closeup- we are entering the land of Jessicas here

I have found that leaving your project out greatly enhances the time working on it!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Closing in on Completing Kit #3

I've now finished the left stripe and am working on the white ruffle - the edge is detached buttonhole using the same thread as I used outlining the green squares in the big section.

 Here's a close up - I love the stripe- it went so fast after the big section!

I am going to try and finish this section this weekend and then move on to Kit#4

Monday, May 24, 2021

Continuing On With the Tudor Project

 Here are the latest photos from Kit 3.  I am hoping that this section of Kit 3 is the most intense because it sure was complicated!  There were 4 steps which didn't scare me at first because of course it's an Amy project and I've been there before.

This is steps one and two and the beginning of step 3

Here's a photo of steps 1-3 completed - it finally looks like something

The last photo is step 4 with the green sections outlined in back stitch.

Moving on to the section on the left today - when this kit is done I am halfway!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Royal Pain in the Tudors Kit #2 Complete

Here's what I've done so far.  Today we pack the car for North Carolina!

Kit #3 is already there.  See you up there!