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!