Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back again

Remember me? It's been a slow few months, with a family crisis thrown in for good measure (my mother was in a serious car accident but she has turned a corner and is now recovering). My stitching output has been minimal, but I do have a few things to show.

iStitch charts have become my "waiting for DS at swimming lessons" projects- the little motifs and alphabets are perfect for short stitching stints. I fell in love with Sew Peacock when I saw it, and GAST Peacock thread just begged to be used for it. Sew Nautical is next on the launching pad.
LHN's Pear Tree was my first foray into adding beads - there weren't many so it was a good piece to try it on. I quickly learned that my beading needles weren't big enough for floss to pass through; thanks to Staci I discovered Piecemaker size 28 needles worked like a charm. The beads are on the branches - they are kind of hard to see, but they're there!
I had a few things framed recently - I love how Primitive Wizard of Oz turned out. This is my mother's birthday present and I'm so glad I'll be able to give it to her.
I had a ready-made frame that was perfect for Have You Any Wool. There's one place where I didn't snip off the thread very well and it kind of shows through - I guess if it really bothers me I can always take it apart and have them redo it.
So that's the latest from me - I'm working on a small project which I hope to be able to post soon. Have a very happy Memorial Day weekend!