Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Crazy January 2011 Challenge~Days 10 and 11

On Monday night I worked on Fancy Peacocks by Stacy Nash. I am stitching it on 32 ct. antique white Belfast, which I tea dyed to a nice creamy brown color. I am using 1 strand of DMC. This should be a quick fun stitch, and I should definitely be able to finish this one this year.

Last night I started Sarah Spurr. I can already tell I'm going to love this one, just by the floss colors.  I have recently been totally inspired by Nancy Sturgeon's work on the Prairie Schooler ABC series, where she has incorporated lots of needlepoint stitches into a cross stitch piece. If you haven't seen Nancy's beautiful piece be sure to go here to see it-you will be drooling. So I am going to try to do the same here with Sarah Spurr. Today I am off to the library to get a book on needlepoint stitches(I can't believe I don't have one!) and see what I can do with this idea.
 If I make it to the cross stitch store tonight, I will start another Birds of a Feather piece tomorrow-"No Bees, No Honey", but I need a lot of sampler threads for it that are not in my stash. Otherwise I will be working on one of my WIPs. I promise...I will.

5 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

I love Sarah Spurr--I suspect because my kitchen floor is black and white tile--and can't wait to see what you do with her.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Sarah is a great piece and I'm a huge fan of BoaF so will enjoy seeing that, too. Work those Wips, GF!

Karen said...

Two great starts. I love the Sarah Spurr...need to add that one to my inventory at some time! Very interested to see the needlepoint stitches!

Siobhan said...

Oooh, I love Sarah! I've had the chart since it came out and have yet to stitch it. I can't wait to see what stitches you use to give it a bit of extra dimension. I think I'm going to be starting a BOAF today, too--Counting Magpies. Love the WIPs!

mainely stitching said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!!!