Friday, August 31, 2007

Leaves and Vines

I started part two of the Tuscany. The leaves are lazy daisy stitch, and the vines are all double running stitch. There was a little trick to getting the placement right, since the edges of part one are that one thread out instead of two. I had to do some frogging the first time because of that. At least I caught it before I did all four. I would have, as my daughter would put it, committed seppuku. No need for that now!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

No Dessert for Me

It's slowly getting done. For some reason, this band is tedious to me. Possibly because I had to frog quite a bit a couple of weeks ago. I do like the way it looks, though. Since this picture was taken, all the left half of the band is done and the right half started on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Yet Another Round Robin

This is my latest round robin start. It's the sealife one that I did the seahorse for a few weeks ago. I decided to do a shell this time. It should be fairly quick, at least.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Getting the Gold Down

This week, I stitched all the gold corner bits and did the tops of the swirls on the second corner. This side might not be going any faster in actuality, but it feels faster, and that's a good thing. I am off to Baltimore today to take a couple of classes at the ANG seminar. More projects to blog! Because of that, I'll be writing the blogs early and then posting them daily. I'll just be a -bit- busy there. My husband's dragging me to an O's game, for example.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Pottery Prevails

The pots are back! They are in the upper arches, and I worked on four this week. They don't look bad, but this is obviously surrealistic at this point...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Flag Lady

Still getting more of the flag done. I like the way it's turning out. At this rate, I might have to buy some drawing tickets myself.

First Jessicas

This piece has a lot of Jessica stitches, and I just started the first set. Jessicas take up a lot of time and a lot of floss, but they look pretty. I know many people have problems with Jessicas; I haven't had any, thankfully!