Sunday, August 31, 2008

Four Sided Continental

I'm working with slippery rayon again; this time it's with four sided continental stitch. It's going really slowly and doesn't look like I'm even making much of an impression because it's only one strand. Anyway, it's taking a looot longer than the string art it's falling down from. Of course, not much on anything's going to be done this week. I leave for Louisville and the EGA seminar early in the morning. I'll be blogging from there and show some new things, but my old stuff will languish some.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Band Eight

Since this is due a week from Monday, I've been working on it almost exclusively lately - a hard thing for me to do! I finished the seventh band and then managed to do all of the eighth this week. The pattern called for gold where the blue is, but there's no gold anywhere else except the bottom, so I'm sticking with blue. Just started the ninth band, which shouldn't take too long. Maybe I can get it done today before I leave for seminar in the early morning tomorrow.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Glittery Green

I'm once again working with this Treasure Braid color that reminds me of dayglo green. I'm not particularly thrilled with how it looked up top at the basket, but maybe it will be more tempered by other colors in the lady's dress. This is my last portion of the piece. Once I'm done putting her in, it gets beaded and then framed. Yay, so close! But I won't get any done for a couple weeks, I think.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Over Halfway There

Two full sides done on the specialty stitches and only two more to go, both of which partially done. This part would be done now except for the interstitial work on the crazy quilt blocks and now the push on the English Sampler. Well, that and being in the car for long car trips. I've had a busy couple of weeks. It'll get there.

More Flag

This week's work was mainly on the flag. It's coming along pretty well but will be slowing down next week because I'll be at EGA seminar and stitching other projects.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Another Round Robin Out the Door

I spent all of yesterday evening doing my work on Kerry's block. I'd gotten it late due to the post office taking nearly a month, so it's already late for its mailing. This round robin requires us to use a certain stitch for a seam treatment every month. This month was herringbone, with an optional lazy daisy. I did one of each. The seam on the left is the herringbone and the one on the right is the lazy daisy. I hope she likes it.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Up to H

Well, you can see I'm through the middle of H now. It's getting there, though, and I'll be doing more work on it this week. It's still going to be a fairly quick (for me) stitch.