Thursday, August 30, 2012

Berlin Work Sampler Restart

This is one of my Sticklounge WIPs. I am dreadfully behind. I realized it was because I hated the fabric. It looked pretty (32 ct inkspot) but it was too soft. Working over one with 2 strands tent was warping it. I have some 38 ct Gander that I wanted to try out, so I restarted over one full stitch on Créme. I like stitching it much more now and have a lot of catching up to do!

Berlin Wool Sampler Restart, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Monday, August 27, 2012

Lavender Blue

I finally finished parts 8 & 9 of Lavender Blue. Unfortunately, I messed up the diagonal squares in the left border. I thought they were the same, but a couple of places overlapped. This makes that side about 8 stitches off. No way am I frogging all that since it is over one on 40 ct. I'll frog the top and make it like the bottom instead of tapering to a point.
Lavender Blue 8-9, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

I have been working on my HAED goals again. This is La Belle- not quite done with the goal, but coming along nicely. I stitched her during the SWIP SAL and Confetti SAL on the HAED board. I had to force myself to put her down and work on Lavender Blue. Now I'm in a crunch to get Lavender Blue done by the Saturday deadline!
La Belle 8-20-12, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Fleurs et Papillons

I have finally completed part two of this beautiful design by Angie Designer. It is being done as an SAL through the Sticklounge group. Now I need to finish parts 8 & 9 of Angie's Lavender Blue! But first I am concentrating on completing my Arab Tent HAED goal...
FeP-2, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Arab Tent

I couldn't resist starting this one on the new HDF 40 ct canvas lite. I vowed not to do another in tent stitch unless it was on silk gauze. This is much the same as gauze, but much better because I can see the fabric. What a delight! The stitches are so tiny and even. The fabric is stiffer than Monaco, so it is not warping. I am switching between tent and continental/ vertical and horizontal directions. I am having a blast on the new fabric! I have already began planning my next HAED on this fabric (Chloris), but it is too beautiful to be so small. It will be over two, full cross, in HDF silks.
Arab Tent 8-5-12, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App
What it will look like:
The Arab Tent, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

August 1st New Moon Update

Time for another New Moon update! I have already posted Midnight Orchard, but since it is part of my WIPocalypse, here she is again:
Midnight Orchard 7_13_12, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App
And here is my Mustertuch von 1783 updated:
Mustertuch 1783 7-29-12, Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App