Thursday, February 18, 2010
On to new things. I have the Mirabella design 'Crystal Symphony" ready for beading. I just need a solid week of nothing else pressing to finish it. There are of course a few EGA projects in the works, an ort box and a bargello piece that is taking a lot of concentration. This weekend my chapter celebrates it's 20th anniversary and we will be working on a simple beginner hardanger piece. I did finish stitching a project that has waited 2 years for me to start it. Here is Frankenflora! It was fun to work with the Weeks Dye Works threads. The variegation really adds a new dimension to the project. I will be turning it into a bolster style pillow over the next few weeks.
I have also started working on "Sleepy Hollow" by Glendon Place. I was able to pick up the pattern and a piece of "Haunted" from Picture This Plus while I was back at Stitching Jubilee in October. I did not let it "age" too long in the stash drawer. It is coming along nicely and I will post a WIP picture next entry.
Well I am off to yet another 4-H meeting tonight. Spring really gets us busy in the organization. Our year ends in June so all the members are busy finishing up still project exhibits for our Food & Arts event and our Fashion Revue. It is exciting to see what these young people are doing in the needle arts. I am thrilled to offer a special prize this year to our "Best of Show" entry in needle arts/textiles.
Hope you all have a good week,
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The teens and I have our 4-H camp all planned out and registration is underway. We are very excited to get the chance to put all our hard work together. I can't wait to see how everything goes this weekend at Presentation Day with the share the fun skit. I am sure we will see our registration numbers at least double. We need those 30 registrations to make camp a reality.
Off to go finish some more squares for my quilt class tonight. My son will be very surprised when it is finished as it is a gift for him.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
And finally I have started working on a Christmas Sampler SAL. The pictures don't really do it justice right now but it is coming along beautifully on a piece of 14 ct. white Aida with gold threads running through it. I can't wait to finish this. I have already decided to turn it into a pillow and that I believe it will be one of my entries for our 2010 county fair.
Well I guess that is about all for now. I need to get back to cleaning house and finishing these projects. I hope to have at least one finished before heading off to Pennsylvania on the 14th.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Several members of our chapter have asked me to teach a class on beading stitches so now I need to design something fun and simple for the girls. Hopefully I will be able to do that by the end of the year so we can put it on next year's class schedule.
Well it is back to the stitching world, I can't wait to get "Tempest" finished.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I am also working on a vest on 32 ct. linen. I am using a varity of different patterns that I feel represent me as a person and a stitcher. The 1st piece is Teresea Wentzler's "Tempest", a little dragon in a tea cup. Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy.
Of course as the work progresses, I will post new pictures.