Friday, November 16, 2007


Dark, dark blue this week that added more to the scaffold of the little garden area. Like on all the Chatelaines, I feel I'm moving so slowly on this. I doubt I'll speed up, though, since I have so many other projects going. I still can't believe how many different blues are involved in this little area. Now, on to making more ornaments.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ornament Abandoned

When I started this, I used a skein of a discontinued Vikki Clayton silk. I've realized now that I don't have enough to finish it in this color, so I'm abandoning this one and will use the fragment in a crazy quilt patch. I'll restart this in a new color with enough thread soon.

An Ornament Finish

You haven't seen this before because I started and finished the ornament all this week. See my next post as to why I had to abandon the red and white one. This was from the 2007 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue, and from a design company called Loopy Lou. I hadn't seen any of her designs before this. Being me, I changed the floss and the beads. I'll hopefully be mounting it into a real ornament today. It even counts toward my project challenge, being number thirteen!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More Blues

I filled in more of the darker blues on the corner. Looks like I'm close to only doing the vertical leg on this second quarter. Maybe I'll get the whole quarter done before Christmas. I still love this and enjoy working on it every time I do. Now I just need to make more time to work on it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Adding to the Skirt

I got more of the skirt done this week, extending the edge of the skirt toward the right. It's getting closer to the right edge of the piece. The stitching's pretty simple and is still in fairly large blocks.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Over One Hill

This week I finished one of the hills on the landscape. I used the Medallions stitch from ANG's stitch of the month. Since I have a whole bunch of up and down going on at the moment, the next stitch I use will have a lot of diagonal to it. This is coming along pretty well, and I've decided to finish it off as a pouch instead of framed.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Crazy Quilt Ornaments Start

I got this idea when I got a huge number of silk scraps from Plumridge Silks. They came in strips and I wanted to make some ornaments for Christmas gifts. Voila! I know they're not as angled and such as a crazy quilt's supposed to be, but I've got an orderliness complex. I'm hoping the embroidery and embellishment will break it up some.