Thursday, August 05, 2010

One of Two Done

I completed one of the two parts I was given this time, and I've made a good start on the other.  I still love the way this is coming out.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Started a New Row

I started part nine.  I've got it and part ten to do.  They'll hopefully go pretty quickly.  Despite its size, the stitching tends to go fast for me.

Antique Market Finds

Sunday before last, we went to the antique market.  Why?  Because I was told that putting all my jewelry in the drawer randomly was not going to continue.  So I saw an idea in Martha Stewart and agreed to that instead of having to get a jewelry chest.  It's using little antique dishes as jewelry holders in the drawer.  This picture shows the first three dishes ... and three handmade barrettes that we bought on the way to the antique market.

And this is what Andreas bought in the booth next to the barrettes - he's been looking for a good knife from here.
This is a picture of it unsheathed.  Unlike most of the knives around here, the blade's forged instead of stamped.

And the steampunk finds....their fronts
and backs.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Still the Same

I got a few more rows done last week, but surprisingly the piece didn't change into green and yellow or anything.

A Mystery Start

Debbie Draper designed a small quaker for Sticklounge, and I, of course, succumbed.  This is most of the first of four parts.  The fabric is a bright green from Vikki Clayton and the thread is some of  the stuff I got from the Weeks giveaway.  It's two ply floss.  To me, the piece looks very 70's.  Andreas is just glad that once I'm finished with it, I'll make it into a gift.  Evidently, he's got a thing against avocado green.

Monday, August 02, 2010

On to the Middle Building

I've pretty much finished the upper half's cross stitching on this side.  Now onto completing the largest building in the part.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Kaleidoscopic Finish

Yay, a big finish!  I even got it done three weeks before the deadline!  I really like the way it looks and people have commented on how much they love it when they've seen me working on it.  The piece is called Kaleidoscope Mandala and was designed by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles.  I used all Vikki Clayton floss and the linen is 28 count antique white.  Now I think I'm going to make it into a bread cloth.