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02/17/09

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Categories: Other Fibre Arts

Visual Progress Reports

Diamond Iris





Sunshine Makes Me Happy





Exodus Breastplate








Midnight Garden


02/09/09

Permalink 11:02:00 pm, by admin Email , 128 words   English (US) utf8
Categories: Take A Stitch Tuesday

Stitch In Public Day and Heart


mosiac stitch traditional folk heart from Oksana's Sampler

I've put a lot of work in this past weekend on the traditional folk heart that is the center of my Oksana's Sampler. Unfortunately, I did almost as much frogging as stitching. A lot of this stitching was on Saturday during "Stitch in Public Day." I stitched on the lightrail to downtown to run an errand and in a local coffee shop.

I'm starting to get into a rotation of sorts. It's not a strict rotation, but I am moving from project to project with what feels like the beginnings of regularity and order. This image, and several forthcoming ones, are from my literally tossing my work on the scanner when I had to scan a work document. They aren't beautiful photography, but they do document my work.

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02/07/09

Permalink 12:43:00 pm, by juli Email , 146 words   English (US) utf8
Categories: Canvaswork / Needlepoint

Winter Landscape - EGA Petite Project

The January/February Cyberstitchers' Petite Project is a canvaswork project called Winter Landscape by Karen L. Wojahn. There are actually 4 of these Petite Projects, one per season. There is a picture of the Spring Landscape on the EGA Petite Projects page.

I haven't done any canvaswork since I was a child (other than the Rice Stitch ornament that was designed as canvaswork but I did it on aida because it was what I had in my stash), but lately I've seen several examples of projects that contain little or no tent-stitch and been wanting to try something along those lines.

Yesterday I got most of the required supplies on my visit to Acorns and Threads and then also went to Needlepoint Plus to get the white Rainbow Gallery Flair and some needlepoint canvas. Today, I went to Art Media to get the paint to paint the canvas.

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01/25/09

Permalink 01:14:00 pm, by admin Email , 361 words   English (US) utf8
Categories: Canvaswork / Needlepoint

WIP's - my rotation in formation

I'm starting to form a rotation. It's not entirely formal, and I'm not sure I want it to be. Sometimes I just pick something up because it will fit in well with what I'm doing right now.

Currently in my semi-rotation:

  • Sunshine Makes Makes Me Happy the January/February education project for Cyberpointers, designed by Meg & Tory Shaffer. For reasons that will later become clear, I'm also including the dragonfly from this month's WOW meeting with this project.
  • Oksana's Sampler - an EGA Correspondence Course taught by Judith D Gulick, who also taught the great Winterspring course I took a little over a year ago.

    Initial basting done, starting to stitch Folk Art Heart
  • Exodus Breastplate - basting done, mounted on frame, need to start on jewels. I'm a little behind from the class. I'm missing 2 of the threads needed.
  • Options ... in Hardanger - started making blocks. Still also looking at threads - I'm doing a set of samples based on the colors of the Finica Mardi Gras Sampler (Finica colors 1062, 1325, 2240, 2699, 3560 & 4350). Today I found a fabulous Caron Watercolors (093 Painted Desert) that contains all 6 colors.
  • Star of Hearts - just finished gathering materials. This counts as being in the rotations given how much time I spent on this. It took 2 visits to my LNS; time there and at home online trying to find appropriate thread conversions; hours online trying to find the threads - finally ended up with the original threads - no appropriate conversions found, other than where two options given, some no longer made, but still available through some larger online outlets, blah, blah, blah; two different online stores - one of which is Nordic Needle who has practically everything, but still did not have everything I needed for the project.

ing into the rotation:

  • Midnight Garden (Cyberpointers 2009 SAL #1) - need to paint my canvas and get threads
  • Casalguidi and Lavender - ready to baste, need some DMC threads for the next step
  • Currently Secret Cyberpointers 2009 SAL #2 - getting permission from copyright owner, but I'm going to stitch the piece regardless
  • Diamond Iris - waiting for instructions, bought most materials today
  • Teapot Cosy - current EGA Correspondence Course but has essentially become a WISP even though I like the project

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01/18/09

Permalink 02:40:00 pm, by admin Email , 127 words   English (US) utf8
Categories: Canvaswork / Needlepoint

2009 Stitching Goals - Or Yes, I am still here

So, it's been almost a year since I last posted! I'm still here and still stitching, but I haven't been reflecting on my stitching as much (and hence blogging) as I'd like to.

A lot of my friends have posted their needlework goals for the year, and I'm going to join them. I want to blog more often - at least enough to document everything I finish and all my BE meeting practice pieces. I also want to experiment with formally stitching in rotation - ie rotating through a set of projects one per day or putting in X amount of time on each or something. I'm currently doing some research on how other people do this and keep themselves organized. My friend Meg is a very good example!

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