Thursday, March 19, 2015

Apache Marriage Blessing - Update 1

I started this on March 9, 2015, immediately after completing the Bone Cheeks project. This is one of those projects where I already know exactly ho is receiving it. This is a future wedding present for some very good friends of mine. They already know it is coming, so posting updates of the progress is not going to ruin any surprises.

This is a DesignWorks Project, by Janlynn. Sandy Orton designed it for Kooler Design Studios. This is a kit, and it came with the cream colored 14-count Aida, cotton floss according to DMC colors, and yet another needle for me to break eventually.

This project, like the Pelican before it, will travel with me to Las Vegas in April. There is no way I will finish it in a month's time.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Bone Cheeks - Update 4

I am making excellent time, but I have a busy weekend ahead. not sure if I will finish by Monday or not. I have the next project lined up already either way. Actually, the next two. Or maybe 3.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Bone Cheeks - Update 2

It is amazing how much faster patterns come together when the whole thing isn't filled in stitch by stitch. This isn't any larger in area than the Easter egg.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bone Cheeks - Update 1

While on a trip to the Golden Needle in Port Charlotte, FL, I picked up this pattern. It is by Prairie Moon, and was designed by Barbara Syburg and Suzanne Shead. The pattern calls for Gloriana silk floss. I am doing it on 16 count Aida called Dubloon, which seemed appropriate for a skull, even a sugar skull. The designer was nice enough to include the DMC alternative floss numbers, but I have never done a project in silk and this seemed like a good choice for a first try. The pattern is 1) not complex, 2) symmetrical, and 3) completely full stitch. So far I like using the silk. But they are pricey.

Easter Eggs - Complete

Well, one of two is complete. I am still not sold on doing the second one, but I am ready to do a different project so I will call this one complete for now.