Monday, December 11, 2017

Planning for 2018

I have been making up a list of projects for this coming year. I’d like to say the list is firm but I know from experience that I’ll find new projects or get enamored of an existing project not listed so let’s call this list, hmm, “flexible.”

To Finish:  
Diamond Eyes by Threedles. Kurdy Biggs loves geometric designs and includes lots of “Hilton” stitches.
More Than a Rose by Melinda Sherbring. This EGA Group Correspondence Course is one of the reasons EGA membership is worth every dime.

To Start:
Love and Laughter by Amaryllis Artwork. I could find no trace of this online, I acquired this kit through as an EGA chapter project a few years ago and have wanted to start for a while.
Angel of Dreams by Hanky Panky Hardanger designs.
Sampler Santa by the Needle’s Notion.
I’ll also be taking two workshops this year, one for Star Dance by Margaret Bendig and Nine-Patch Tray by Terri Bay, so that’s a lot! 

I’m also the programs chair for Baldy View Chapter of the EGA, so I’ll be busy. In the meantime, I’m trying to finish up some projects to enter into the 
Stitchers Showcase this coming spring.

Friday, February 17, 2017

And They Sinned by Examplar Dames

It's raining here in Southern California, one of those hard end-of-drought storms that part of the drought/fire/flood cycle here, so sitting in my recliner listening to the rain while I stitch is the definition of cozy.

I finished Sampler au Bouquet by Jardin Privé.
I found a paper maché barrel, painted and varnished it, stitched a line of eyelets on each end of the sampler, and laced it on with pearl cotton. I like the way it turned out!
A few weeks ago I started stitching on And They Sinned by Examplar Dames. I'm stitching it on Flax Fields 36-count linen with the recommended Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Here's what I've done so far. I'm really enjoying this!