March Ornie HD

Monday, March 24, 2008

Chatelaine's Snowman's Way Home
I finished stitching all the sparkly stars last night.

HD Snowman's Way Home

Started March 1st finished March 23.
32 ct. Navy Belfast

On Friday I took a trip to my LNS for some new things. I picked up Country Cottage Needlework's Rose Cottage Threadpack. First I want to work on my Squares for my Fair and Square Partner Pokua from Perth, Australia. I am so excited, she has inspired me to add Prairie Schooler's The Earth Laughs in Flowers, and her love for French Sampler designers like A Mon Ami Pierre. Can't wait to start stiching on the design I had fun picking for her.

Wishing you a happy stitching Day!

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March's Ornament

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What I love most about Chatelaine's designs are all the gorgeous colors she uses. I chose Snowman's Way Home , for the shades of blues and turquoises against the navy blue belfast linen. The design calls for 28ct., which I normally stitch on, and I've stitched on 32ct before, which is why I chose the Belfast to try something and get more used to working on 32ct. I'm not to fond of stitching on Dark colors of fabric, but I think my snowman turned out cute. Instead of using the DMC gold metallic thread, I used the Gold Treasure Braid I allready had, using only one thread. I tried two threads and it looked too bulky. I'm hoping to have this done tonight. I know the one side looks crooked, it needs a good ironing. Dont'cha just love the color of his cap and scarf.


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HS Progress Pics

Monday, March 3, 2008

Now I know WHY, Queen stitches are called, 'Royal' Pains in the Butt. By the time I had gotten the last half of them done, I found the trick to using the two threads the design calls for, without it looking too bulky. Which means I will need to frog the first half, and redo them, I'll wait to do that after I'm done with everything else.


Here's the progress I have gotten to so far. I had hoped to finish this by the end of Febuary, but I started quite a few more projects, but this will remain my focus piece.


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Quaker Heart Part 1

One of my Febuary Finishing goals is this Quaker Heart, that I found from Piece Work magazine. I am using the Gentle Arts Sampler Thread in 'Cherry Wine', that it calls for, on 28ct. white lugana. The colors range for just what the colors suggest, from a bright cherry red, to a deep garnet wine color. Very pretty. I'm close to finishing the front part.

Quaker Heart 1

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