Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A little more stumpwork

Working on this little by little in between printing and filling pattern orders.
Rose and Pomegranite design by Jane Nicholas

This is really fun and challenging!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Sneek peek on new chart!

Folk Art Flowers by Annie Beez Folk Art
This is my newest design release! It is stitched on 40 ct. Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens, using DMC. I just love this linen, the slight color variations are so pretty. This will be in my Etsy shoppe and shipping to distributors next week!
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

If it ain't cross stitch...

The chances of a finish are much higher!!

This is called Her Majesty's Glove and it is from Fine Lines magazine, Vol.3,Number 2, from Fall of 1998.
Her Majesty's Glove by Nostalgic Needle, 32 ct cream linen using DMC.
It is supposed to be finished as a scissors case, but I chose to applique it to a piece of linen, and then I am going to frame it into a shadow box, just as soon as I find the right one! The hand part of the glove is ultra suede. The big flower and leaves are needle lace, also called detached buttonhole. A fun technique once you figure it out! The top middle flower is made up of queen stitches.

Next we have the stumpwork piece. This was really fun, and I am definitely going to do more of this technique! Imagine, something with the beauty and fine quality of cross stitch, but FAST! Yay! I'm im love!
Beetle and Berry by The Floss Box

I really enjoyed all of the different types of stitches. the berries are french knots and beads. The leaves are leaf stitch-which is a type of herringbone stitch. The lavendar sprays along the sides are bouillon knots using a blended needle with purple and green-so pretty! It also has stem, chain, satin  and feather stitches. I loved it!
I'm afraid my snail there looks a little bit like a blob. My hubby asked me what it was...?
 But practice makes perfect and I plan to make many more of these type of pieces! 
In fact I ordered Jane Nicholas' book on stumpwork, 

which I think will come tomorrow Gotta love that Amazon prime!
 And finally, I came across this freebie on Laura J. Perin's blog. I had a piece of canvas sitting around so I worked this up in literally a day. It was really fun and something different.(for me)
Bluebells by Laura J. Perin

So thats what I've been up to, in between stitching a new cross stitch pattern model.
Thanks for stopping by!