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!


Vickie said...

ooOoo! Beautiful work. I knew it was a snail right away. ;)

Jean(ie) said...

ooh, Annie Beez, those are just exquisite! Pure stitchy eye candy!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What awesome work! My favorites are the glove and the berries and beetles, and snails and bees. GREAT job!

Margaret said...

Wow, absolutely stunning work! I'm leery of all that fancy stuff myself. lol! I've tried detached buttonhole -- not my favorite. I don't know if I could manage a whole piece with it. Wonderful stuff!

Cathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! I love your beetle and anyone can clearly see that the snail is a snail. Men! LOL! What is the difference between stumpwork and embroidery? I've never quite understood that I just know they are both beautiful and your glove is to die for!

Cathy ♥

Nicola said...

All so beautiful Annie. I have the book and I am sure you will enjoy it too.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finishes, congratulations