I seem to have forgotten about blogging lately….
i just seem to never get around to it , which is just plan slack really as i have heaps of pics to share and heaps of stuff to mention…
actually i have not been emailling much either, sorry…
i learnt how to do canvas work … well taught myself more to the point by looking at stitch diagrams and started the roseanne Needlepoint heart that Martina has a yahoo sal group for
i used the congress cloth as 18 ct mono was too chunky for me..
After an agonising hour of umming and ahhing i went the HDF quince series , and found i needed 3 strands of silk for decent coverage and i have to say i find three strands a challenge so if i do another piece i might just use 28 ct and 2 strands .. i also used Vikki’s silk perle … now that is a lush fibre to stitch with!! the cream block top right is the perle . The bottom right blockis not finished .. i can not get my head around how to do the stitches over the top .. they are like a long armed cross stitch , but do not match the long armed cross stitch diagram i have in my needlepoint book… So i am waiting for the penny to drop and the light bulb to go on.. it will come at some point i am sure … So my first canvas work pic…
Before christmas i started carley Cat.. she is my new model, A combo of my two favourite things, HAED and HDF, as i am stitching her in HDF silks… there will be a few colours i have to stitch inthe DMC as there is no direct conversion ( no dye exists as far as vikki can tell to dye the silk in the exact same dmc shade) but such is life
Paul took an awesome photo for me after the scan looked like Kitty was dead..
The gaps are the colours that are enroute as i type , a few still had to be dyed , buti was impatient and wanted to start..
the colour is still a bit off as it is Stitches and Spices Angel Wings 28 ct jobelan which is a gorgeous mottled soft yellow, but it shows how shiny the silks are!!
next up is my ornament splurge i did before xmas.. they are all gifts for people, but me being me have not posted them to the recipients yet…
the first one is a martina dey freebie sttiched in a hdf silk Moon called Sea and Petit treasure braid
next is another martina freebie stitched in the discontinued Holly Berry with gold PTB as well
and finally i stitched the Cat’s Whiskers Christmas kitty 1×1 instead of 2×2 so it ended up TINY about 2-2.5 cm i used hdf, whisper and gold PTB
all were done 1×1 on 35 ct weddigen linen
tomorrow i will post my 2009 new start … i shouldn’t have but i did…lol
it is in silks it is a haed chart… no other clues
and i will post about the charts on the top of my i want to start list
finally i just wantto thank all the fairies who sent my lovely stitchy gifts for christmas and my birthday, thanks to various special friends i now have masses of credit at HDF from GV’s , a new lap frame is enroute from 123stitch ( and a chart to keep it company) and janine will be getting yet more inquiries about sourcing charts as i have money to spend there as well
i really appreciate all your kindess..