Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Today I started a Mary Beale ornament, "Mary was espoused to Joseph." I have never been much of a snowman or santa Christmas stitcher. I usually prefer a religious or nature theme. Although I am beginning to like some of the Mary Beale repeated patterns too.
The ornament below was intense! There are a lot of stitches in that little ornament! I love bargello-style designs, and I can never resist Carriage House Samplings. If you remember this ornament from 2005, you know it was charted to say "Dec. 1804." In my sinus infection-induced fog this morning, I thought I would just freehand "Christmas" and see how it fit. I still cannot believe it fit perfectly - and on the first try!
Posted by the striped rose at 6:18 PM
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Speaking of ornaments, have you seen Linda Wallace's trees? Here are two links to a tour of her trees. They each show different things.
One day, one day.....
Posted by the striped rose at 9:01 AM
Monday, December 13, 2010
Last week there were 4 ballet recitals. This coming weekend looks a bit lighter with only a double birthday party and a neighborhood White Elephant Christmas Party...
Posted by the striped rose at 7:40 PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It's a small one, but such a cute one! I love adam and Eve designs, and this one is so sweet and quick! I used DMC because I want to display it as a small pillow or pinkeep. I worry about spilling something on hand dyed threads.
What to stitch next?
Posted by the striped rose at 3:32 PM
Did I already show you this picture? This sign was already hanging in the dining room of this house. I begged for it. There is just something about that sign... ;)
Maybe I will get in some more stitching this afternoon. My latest vision is of a basket of Adam and Eve smalls!