Sunday, September 07, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:11 PM
Friday, August 01, 2008
Right now I'm addicted to the sampler And They Sinned. I started it years ago, and pulled it out of the closet this week. I'm making tons of progress and will update it next. I hope to make it to the half way mark before putting it away again.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:18 PM
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I have been stitching sporadically lately. I have a few pics to catch up on. For the HAED retired artist SAL, I stitched Metamorphosis and got a lot done. Another little fishy is visable.
And last, but not least, my Peaceful Paradise sampler. I got bogged down in all the word stitching and put it away for a little while. It's so huge!I also need to update Eve in the sidebar, but I forgot to take a pic of her. Maybe later on today I'll photograph her- she's very close to a finish.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:08 AM
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
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Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 8:49 AM
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 2:40 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I just started Peaceful Paradise by Midsummer Night Designs. It is so fun!! I bought all the original Crescent Colors/Gentle Arts/ Weeks that it called for, but have found myself subbing out most of it with HDF. Just can't help it! I have so many beautiful spools wanting to be stitched! The first panel (daylight) is stitched in a blue mystery spool that I think may be Steph's Gentle Seas. The second panel is in Motes of Night. The clouds are Mother of Pearl light. I am keeping the yellow WDW Whiskey, but I almost used HDF OMOTHive. I decided to keep that spool intact though because I may use it for a Quaker.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:50 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I have finished the first installment of the Spanish Mystery Sampler from Periphaeria Designs. I love this design. I am using Bitterness silk on 36 ct Terra Potta linen, both from HDF. I have spent a little time on my Ink Circles Mystery today. But now I think it is time for a new start... I am getting ready to start Peaceful Paradise by Midsummer Night Designs. I am using 40 ct. light sand linen and a mix of HDF, Crescent Colors, Gentle Art Shaker, and maybe some DMC- we'll see what happens.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 1:27 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
I have been doing a lot of stitching this week- it helps me relax from the stresses of work. I have a small finish that only took about 10 hours- my first finish since last year!! It is Needlewoman by Carriage House Samplings. I used HDF Kindling, Old Maid of the Heart, and Basic Black. There's a shadow in the lower right side that is not on the fabric- didn't notice it until I posted it!
I have also joined in the HDF Forum Daily Strand and have committed to stitching one strand of floss daily on "Eve" by La-D-Da. This is an old WIP that I started in 2006. I have been steadily stitching her now for about 2 weeks and can see a lot of progress with just one strand. Here she is so far- I have added her to the sidebar to remind myself of how much I'm getting done!
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 3:47 PM
Friday, April 18, 2008
I spent a little quality time with my Red Poppy this weekend during the HAED SAL challange. Here she is- isn't she a darling?!
I'm off my HAED addiction for the time being. Obsessed with samplers. This weekend is the 3rd sampler SAL on the HAED BB, and I will be starting my Spanish Sampler from Periphaeria designs. I am doing it as a monochrome on using Bitterness on 36 ct terra potta linen- both from Hand-Dyed fibers. I may also work on my Ink Circles mystery and/or Mystery Quaker. I don't expect to get a ton of stitching time in because I have to work all weekend. Yuck!
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 9:56 PM
Sunday, April 06, 2008
I have finally started Martina Dey's Mystery Quaker. This is my first ever quaker, and I am really enjoying it. So much so, that I have ordered a lot more!! Including the infamous Beatrix Potter. Had to spend a lot on eBay, but I am very happy to have found it. Just waiting on the USPS to deliver it....
I've also included a pic of some of my most recent HDF linen and spool purchases. I have received more since this pic, have another order on the way and a shopping cart full as well. These little spools are like candy. I just love them!! 50 yards of six strand or 300 yds of single strand. Lovely!
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 11:10 PM
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 9:31 PM
Monday, March 10, 2008
Here she is after the March HAED SAL Challenge. I got lots of stitching done this weekend since I didn't have to work. I am going to force myself to do the background and top of her hair before I start on the face. I think she is going to be beautiful. She's so bright as colorful!! This is 7100 stitches so far.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:30 PM
Saturday, March 08, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 12:57 AM
Sunday, March 02, 2008
So far, so good. Stitching deligently on VoL with no other WIP screaming too loudly in my head to be stitched. But I will be happy to work on QS Poppy this weekend for the HAED SAL. I'll post a pic of VoL on Friday if I remember.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 4:23 PM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Here is an update on Love Me Not. I have seen this one finished, and it is gorgeous. I hope to finish mine some day... which brings me to my crazy idea. I have decided to see how long I can stitch on ONE HAED. I would love to have a finish, so I'm going to concentrate on Vision of Light and see how far I can go. I'll throw a few samplers in and also continue to stitch with the various SALs, but as of this moment forward, I want to finish Vision of Light.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 5:19 PM
Monday, February 25, 2008
This is my most recent HAED WIP. The 4th weekend SAL happened to be "Creature SAL," and I hadn't touch this one since a new start SAL last year! I am happy with the creepy crawley. The original can be seen in the sidebar. It's by Jasmine Beckett Griffith. I had to work all night Saturday, so I didn't get as much done as I would have liked.... overall about 1600 stitches.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:42 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 11:20 AM
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Finally a new HAED pic from last weekend's SAL and one for this weekend's HAEDless Sampler SAL.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:00 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 9:10 PM
Monday, February 04, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 7:05 PM
Friday, February 01, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 11:44 PM
Monday, January 21, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 8:27 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 9:18 AM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
This pic is actually a little darker than IRL.
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 10:32 PM
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Posted by Rebecca in TN at 3:31 PM