Sunday, September 06, 2009

Whatever Goes Around...

This is Lori's block from the Whatever Goes round robin. It has one more person after me, so I couldn't fill in all the rest of the areas. The top picture is of it before I worked on it.

This picture of the whole block after my work.

And here is a detail shot of what I did. I added some ladybugs and a large flower. I also added a piece of the lace I bought in Bulgaria and a nice trim I found in my stash. I hope she likes it.

Friday, September 04, 2009

One Heart Done

I got the first part of my heart stitchalong done. There are a -lot- of hearts in it, though, and I've got to rotate through all the other stitchalongs before getting to part two. I do like the way the colors look, though.

Over Halfway

This hadn't been going very quickly lately, but it seems to have picked up again. It's obvious I'm over halfway now and the major long horizontal lines are behind me.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Fireside Stitchery

If you look at Monday's post, you'll see that I ran out of a couple of threads while working on Sargent. The kit was from Fireside Stitchery, and I did not contact them about the problem. I was away, it was a travel project, I picked up some extra while out at a couple of shops. So imagine my surprise when I got an email yesterday from Maria DeSimone, the owner of Fireside Stitchery. She apologized for the thread shortage and wrote nicely about this blog. She also offered me a discount on my next purchase to help with the problem of having had to buy more thread.

I have ordered several times from Fireside Stitchery and found them very helpful, but I didn't imagine this! Thank you, Maria.

Cycling Off

Yup, another finish this week! I completed Bibendum. My husband's really happy with how he looks, and already has started the framing process. He's got the board to lace it on and order its mats. That makes me feel good.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Yet Another Stitchalong

This is the fourth of four stitchalongs I've started with Marquoir. It's called "As the Snow Falls" and is by Tam of Tam's Creations. We're to stitch a segment every week. I am, of course, already behind. She suggested white on blue for snow, but me being me, I changed it. I'm using a light lemon variegated from Hand Dyed Fibers and a Silkweavers solo. I think it looks pretty good.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Another Workshop Done

I've been working more on the workshop and decided to finish it too this week (see a theme here?). I've been feeling like I needed to make more progress, so I've been finishing up my smaller things. I always feel a need to get things done with the coming of autumn.
Anyway, I learned something from this project - that I could manipulate rice stitches in different ways; they don't have to all be square and one or two colors. I like the way this turned out, too. I'll be starting on workshop three some time soon.