Showing posts with label pilot. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pilot. Show all posts

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Fallen Leaves Pilot

I stitched this while I was still living in Montevideo!  Nearly two years later, I can show it to you - it's finally been released by EGA.  This is a crewel sampler called Fallen Leaves, and is one of the new group correspondence courses.  I, naturally, changed up the colors and used Gumnuts wools instead of the recommended Appleton.  I also used some Weeks Dye Works fabric instead of  the recommended.  I think it turned out pretty well.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Poppy Pilot

I finished this last year, but haven't been able to show it until now.  The new group correspondence course was unveiled in Inside EGA last week, so I'm free to share.  This is a crewel piece, and about seven inches tall.  The overall design is fairly easy, and the colors I used were all from stash.  I liked doing it; I just wish EGA would offer some more challenging pieces.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

On the Last Jellyfish

When we packed up to move, I put this in the UAB (unaccompanied air baggage) to Texas, hoping to finish it there.  The problem? We got it less than a week before leaving Texas, then the house in Virginia didn't have a place to stitch it up.  So it got to Moldova before I could work on it again.  After hoping to have it done before the end of August, I now hope to have it done very soon.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Three Fish Done

I added the cap to the middle jellyfish!  That means I've got three done, yay!  It looks like I won't finish this here, but I'll get it done in Texas.  Who knows?  I might even get it done here after all the packing's done and there's not much to do for a week.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Still Capping It Off

I am done stitching the cap.  Now to put it onto the jellyfish next session!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Still Working on the Bell

I'm still working on the bell for the second jellyfish.  It's truly difficult to count on the gauze because of the two layers of net it's sandwiched between.  On the other hand, I did get quite a bit done this last time.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

A Bell

This week I've been stitching on the cap for the second from the left jellyfish.  It's on 40 count silk gauze and takes forever to show progress.

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Few More Tentacles

It doesn't look like I did much this week, but I did add tentacles to the far right jellyfish.  Not pictured here, I started working on the bell for the second from the left.  I'll show a picture of this next time I work on this.

Friday, March 11, 2011

All Waved Out

I'm finished with the waves.  Now I can concentrate on finishing off the jellyfish.  The far left one is the only one complete.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Still Waving

I had another session of adding waves to this.  One more waving session then back to the jellyfish!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Waving Away

I am now off the jellyfish for the moment and working on the background.  It feels good to be doing something new with this!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tentacles in Place

Back to the jellies!  I finished off the tentacles on the fifth, so now I get to start something new on it next time I pick it up.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Still Tentacling the Fifth

Still working on the fifth jellyfish, and it's about to be put on hold until after the new year, along with most of my regular stuff.  Got too many gifts to make! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Legging the Fifth

I am still working on the fifth jellyfish.  There's a lot of work to do on the tentacles downward.  Lots of color  changes, too.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Secret Temari One

A few months ago, I piloted Barb Suess' new temari course for EGA.  This temari, called Baby Blue, is one of two I made for it and my favorite.  Since EGA announced the course a few days ago in Inside EGA, I can now show it off!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Starting the Fifth

Finished the first layer of jellyfish number four and started number five.  I do feel like I'm making progress, but it's hard to see the design coming together at this point.  I really don't like the way the directions are written.  You have to consult at least three pages for every area, and spreading so many pages around - which are not in order, either, makes it very hard in a cramped to begin with work area.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Showing Off a Pilot Piece

I piloted the Dresden Garden GCC for EGA this past autumn.  Of course I couldn't show it to you at the time, but the course is now released to everyone.  I used 40 count linen and did it in green instead of white.  The technique was fun and fairly easy to learn, and I think I'll make this into a boxtop.  I really like the look of it on green.