Monday, December 08, 2008

It's a Ball!

This week I finished my second temari from my seminar class. Each of the six sides has a different kiku star on it. I think it came out really well for a novice. It's also a finish for my project challenge AND a seminar finish. Lucky me!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Another Crazy Round Robin

I had another seamy side block for that round robin. This one's Bonnie's. I think her block is beautiful and coming out wonderfully. My stitches for the month were feather stitch and Fargo rose.
I made this motif on the lightest piece of fabric using a kind of random laddering feather stitch and Fargo roses. I can tell I need more practice on them, but each one's unique and kind of fits with the idea I was going for - late autumn as the last leaves are falling. The ends without roses on them have little beads in gold or burgundy.

You can also see the outline B I did - in outline stitch, of course - in this picture, along with the vine of feather stitch with beaded flowers along the long seam. There's really not a lot of space for the last two stitchers on here. It's why I didn't add more.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Getting Cornered

This set is going to show me what the corners look like! Yay, one's partway done. I'm also progressing on correcting my mistake. Only two and a half more squares to go. The last part comes out on the first of January; I hope to be caught up by then.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Snowflakes Galore

I really like how this is turning out, even if I've had to do more frogging than I'd like to. The colors are coming out even better than I'd hoped. And yes, I -will- get it done before Christmas.

Round Robin Framed

I told y'all my husband had the frame almost done when I finished this. He did the stretching and lacing during the week he was off work and hung it up last night. Doesn't it look good? It's hanging in the room I do most of my stitching in, too, as inspiration.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


I added grass to the mix this week. It was fun to be able to expand to either side for a bit. There are about five buildings on this side. I'll be adding in more of the flanking ones this coming week. By the way, Martina has this chart on her website now for sale if you want to try it.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Yes, it's done, and I never blogged about it! Why? Because it's a teaching project for the ANG's Cyberpointers. I'm the education vice president and have been working on this for over six months. It's going to be the January program. Join Cyberpointers! Get this design! It's an original by myself and my daughter. She drew the shapes and I did all the stitch choices. Oh, and she piced the silver Japanese gold for the lines. I'll have this finished into a book sleeve later this week, and will teach you how to do it too in the instructions.