Monday, March 7, 2011

Stitchy Weekend

I had a lovely stitchy weekend, due to the cancellation of one of DD's basketball games. So I took advantage of some relaxation time to pull the Unicorn Sampler out of my WIP pile.  I actually finished the doves eye stitches in the top cutwork band. There are still some needleweaving stitches that go in to form an acorn and other motifs. Then there is the lower band that I haven't even started yet-but for now I am pleased to have a big chunk of the top one done.
Here you can see the lower alphabet band, all done in italian cross stitch. I am working this one in silk threads on 35ct. cream linen. It seems every stitch in this sampler is time consuming, but it will be a great accomplishment when it is completed.
And here is my progress on AED 1746. I affectionately think of this one as Adam and Eve and the Devil. It has a lot of religious motifs on it, which I love,  and a great  A&E at the bottom center. This is another repro from Scarlet Letter that I started in January during the Crazy 15 Challenge. It is mostly if not all cross stitch, so it will go much faster. I love the 35ct Tea linen I am working it on-such a pretty color. I am stitching it in good ol' DMC.


Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh my gosh, Annie! Awesome projects! I so admire anyone willing to do cutwork on a sampler - scares me to death! Both wips are just gorgeous!

mainely stitching said...

Wow - that Unicorn Sampler is utterly amazing!!!!!!!!!

Margaret said...

I am so impressed! How can anyone do such work like that Unicorn! It's wonderful! I'm like Terri-- scared to death of cutwork. Beautiful!

Michele said...

The unicorn is stunning!

Deb said...

Wow, that cutwork is absolutely amazing. The thought of cutting into linen sends me in a panic. It's just beautiful.

Valerie said...

That unicorn sampler is breathtaking! What a gorgeous piece!

Monica Moura said...

OMG!!! Unicorn Sampler is gorgeous!!! Congrats for both WIPs!!

mj said...

Wow! Great work. Its very lovely.

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Siobhan said...

Annie, oh my gosh!! What exquisite work! The unicorn design is amazing.

Mademoiselle Rose said...

It's so nice ! I don't have all understand because I am french and my english is not very good , but the photograph is beautiful !

my blog is

It deals with History and fashion ( there is an article on the lace ) and if you don't understand ( because this is in french ) , ask me and I traduce for you ( but not in a perfect english as you can read ! )

See u soon !