Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Little Witch

Done on a purple/lavender ornament cut with Maseira silk floss, color 1509. The pattern is a freebie from Promitive Hare.

Prairie Schooler witch

A fun design for Halloween. This was stitched on a pale green ornament cut with Hand a Dyed Fibers (alas no longer produced). The navy blue and green were from a grab bag and have no label. The orange is Harvest Moon 4259.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

My jade plant

This is the plant that sits on my desk at work. I recently repotted it since it was outgrowing its 5" clay pot. I really like the planter I found. It reminds me of Italy, always a favorite place.

The summer of 2006 I went to California and joined my parents and sisters in Monterrey before going to a training conference. There was an awesome pot outside my hotel room with a huge ancient jade plant, which inspired me to get one when I returned home. I try to remember to think happy thoughts when I look at it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween continued

Here are close ups of the stitched designs.

Halloween stitching

Here is a little tableau on a table behind the living room couch. Girls Night Out is a Just Nan pattern, the witch's shoe is a Mill Kill kit, and the Quaker pumpkin is a Gazette 94 pattern.

I used Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibers to stitch the Quaker pumpkin. I used two shades of Gold Rush, 4233 & 4231.

I love the frame I found for the witch's shoe. I believe it was something I found on a sale table.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rippit rippit

I finished the center medallion and the outline around it only to discover that the outer border was stitched wrong. Considering I has stitched it a few years ago, I don't feel too bad. Instead of Olympic stitching tonight I'm un-stitching. Well, at least I can concentrate on the ladies gymnastics, LOL.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gigi's Christmas HDF silk floss

This is a design I stitched with a specialty silk floss dyed by Vikki Clayton, owner of Hand Dyed Fibers. The floss is called Gigi's Christmas. The pattern is Christmas Motif Sampler by JBW Designs.

I'm not sure what the fabric is. I found it in my stash. I hope you can see that it has wonderful sparkles in it of pale pink and green. I thought it was quite festive for a Christmas design.

I did a little manipulating of the color so the motifs would be in the red shades and the tree would be in the greens. The color flow on the border, however comes directly off the spool.