Showing posts with label Buttonholes and Bargello. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buttonholes and Bargello. Show all posts

Monday, October 15, 2007

Remember This?

I started stitching this (it's called Buttonholes and Bargello) almost exactly a year ago and finished it, according to earlier entries, early February. My husband finished framing it yesterday. Didn't he do a good job? He designed and made the frame himself. He orders the mats, too, picking the colors he wants to use. I think he did a really good job. We're not sure if we're keeping this one or giving it away.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

And Another Finish!

This was the piece I started in a workshop at my face to face chapter of EGA (Pocono Mountain) at the end of October. I finished it on Wednesday, but it too had to wait until my husband got home to take a picture. I thought I was going to get it framed and give it away as a Christmas present next year, but both my husband and daughter want it kept in the house, so I'm overruled. With this, I discovered how hard it is to make a round circle on needlepoint canvas. I also really changed the inner design and added all the gold. I think the gold makes it look more luxe and better - the ecru just wasn't showing up for me. This also makes my fourth finish of my Ten Project Challenge. I'm kind of surprised that I've already gotten four done, but I'm not complaining.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Buttonholes and Auction Piece

I got the big rose done on the buttonhole and bargello piece. A small one too! This morning, after these pictures were taken last night, I did the final one. I'm getting closer to finishing. As for the auction piece, it's coming along. I have four weeks to finish it and I'm done with the watering can itself on its rectangle. Now to fill it in and move on to the next one. I really need to have it done soon.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Begin the Rose

Finally, finally, I've started the middle of the picture - you know, the REAL part. I've nearly completed the big rose and have two small roses, a vine and a few petals to put in. The stitches are rather large, so this will go along quickly, I hope.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Borders Done

I am finally done with all the borders here! Now I can do the rose in the middle, which I started yesterday. Almost done with this one.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Progress on Needlepoint

I'm very happy to say I can see real progress on both of these. The bargello has all the outer borders done except for the last two sides of the elongated cross stitch on the very rim. On the auction piece, the flower box is almost done. I'll be doing more French knots today on the flowers. It gives a lot more dimensionality to the picture. Maybe by the end of the week I'll be filling in background on that rectangle.