Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pine Glen Entry #2

This is my second finish for the Pine Glen Designs contest.

The pattern is Mini Quilts - Kaleidoscope #1.

This is my first attempt at a biscornu and I'm happy with the finished product. I stitched over 4 on 28 ct evenweave, so it turned out to be a pretty good size.

See my other entry here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tea with Jane

Super sweet little stitchup... Freebie from The Sampler Girl.

I stitched half of this on Saturday at Detroit International Airport and the other half on Sunday while visiting my Mom for Mother's Day.

The chart just gave color suggestions of light blue, dark blue and brown, so I chose GAST Slate and Blue Jay and WDW Chestnut. I'm very happy with the way the colors go together!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mystery Stitch

Here's the first look at the largest project that I've worked on in years!

I'm curious to watch it take shape, so I'm not going to give hints or show a photo of the finish now.

This is approximately 4 evenings of work... again, mostly during Penguins games.

I started with the brown (yes, dark brown on black... fun!) and was anticipating problems, but it's been moving along smoothly, so far.

There's lots of tweeding (blended thread colors) going on in the pattern, some of which you can already see, and I know blending filament will be involved, too.

I think I'll definitely be switching between this and other smaller projects, otherwise I'm sure I'll go insane.

This will be a gift when complete, so hopefully 7 months is a reasonable timeframe. We'll have to see!