zondag 30 maart 2014

Easter Egg SAL 1

At NeedleKnowledge there’s an Easter Egg SAL with a free pattern. It’s a large egg ornament (15 cm or 6 inch high) with lots of different embroidery stitches. 
I’m using DMC cotton a broder in yellow, green and purple and orange stranded DMC color variations.
This is my progress until today.
 Chain stitch in 3 threads of orange DMC color variations.
The centre part of the egg. I changed a few of the stitches. In the original pattern the green is used for detached chain stitch and backstitch. I did start the backstitch, but replaced it by twisted satin stitch (TAST stitch 89). The purple stitches are alternating stem stitches instead of the backstitches in the original pattern.
I’m glad I found this pattern, it helps me stitching in my own way again and using some old TAST stitches.

vrijdag 28 maart 2014

Randje 19-25

These are the borders for the SAL Randje per week of the last month. It’s stitched with 2 threads of green and pink Anchor on 28 count linen.

woensdag 26 maart 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday - March 26

This is the front side for the cover of my TAST 2012 fabric book. I stitched the names of the first 24 stitches on 14 count Aida with 2 threads of stranded floss in red and green. I just stitched the words until the end of the row and continued at the next row. The remaining 23 names (and the last part of stitch 25 bonnet stitch) will be on the backside.
TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.

Work In Progress Wednesday is a support group to encourage people to complete languishing projects, Works In Slow Progress or UFO’s. 
More info at Pin Tangle.

maandag 24 maart 2014

Cross stitch owl

In the past few weeks I did a lot of cross stitch and knitting to keep my hands busy. Just following patterns was just what I needed. This owl was part of a cross stitch kit with 6 patterns and enough fabric for 2 of them. There were two embroidery hoops in the kit to frame the embroidery, but I don’t think I use it for my owl. 

zaterdag 22 maart 2014

ATC’s from Helinä and Kate

First I want to thank you for the nice comments on my last blogpost. It’s still a difficult time for us, but it’s also time to move on again.

Today I have 2 pretty ATC’s to share. They are made for me for the ATC swap at Fibre Fever, these were the last 2. This tree is made by Helinä. She called it Waiting for snow.
The last one is made by Kate for the Paris swap. Great legs, don’t you think?

maandag 3 maart 2014