Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dutch Beauty

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Finished Dutch Beauty

Dutch Beauty was my New Years Start. It took 66 days and was stitched on 36 ct Attic Lace by Lakeside. It was hard using a large stand and took forever to figure out the best way to stitch. The side bars were uncomfortable.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Its Cold Outside

Last night I finished Baby Its Cold Outside by Heartstrings. It's my favorite Christmas song. The linen was switched to 36 ct Vintage Examplar and the listed hand-dyed threads were used.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Feast Of Friendship by BBD Finished

Sunday night I finished Feast Of Friendship by BBD. It's a beautiful Thanksgiving piece. Stitched on 30 count Abcedarian Blend linen and listed hand-dyed threads.
The roof and house used 3 different colours. 30 ct was a good choice for the roof. The hand-dyed threads change more often and it looks like abunch of autumn leaves.
It brings up memories of Ontario in Fall.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Two With Thy Needle and Thread Finish Pieces

This month I tried dyeing linen with Walnut Crystals and loved the look. Filled a medium rubbermaid dishpan about halfway with hot water. Slowly added some crystals until the water looked like dark coffee or Coke. Kept stirring until the crystals were disolved. Put 2 pieces of linen in for 5 minutes and than removed it. Rolled them into a large towel and than hang the pieces to dry.

I used 22 ct Fine Ariosa Cream linen and it really needs to be zigzag before dying. It frays alot. After it was dry I noticed 3 small dot on the linen. Luckly it was only one side. Next time I plan on mixing the crystals in a small glass container or jar to make sure all the crystals are disolved.

I didn't keep track of how much water or the amount of crystals used. But plan on doing tests on 32 ct white belfast linen. Keeping track of amounts of water and crystals used. I like to see what happens at the 5, 10 and 15 minute mark with dark coffee coloured water. Than I want to add more crystals and do another 5, 10 and 15 minute mark test. Going to keep a book for future redyes.

Peter And Peep would make a lovely baby gift. It's suppose to be a pillow
Went with the listed threads and my hand dyded ariosa cream.

House Of Blues and Brown Sampler was stitched with the listed threads and hand-dyed ariosa cream

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finished Loose Feather 2011 Series

I decided to wait for all 3 charts to arrive before starting this series. Last night I put the final stitches in. I went with 30 ct Irish Creme and the listed hand-dyed threads. Next up is the Bonus chart from the Winter Block. It's called Eveline Cunningham and it uses 32 ct Vintage Sand Dune and Gentle art threads. I think i'm going to use my Grandmother name on this piece.

I also started a baby blanket in shape of a Leaf. It's going to be for my nephew new baby. It reminds me of Anne Geddes picture of babies wrapped in vegetables or fruit. Here is a link to her beautiful design.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March Goals

This will be a month of working charts from my stash. Need to get items done before market stuff arrives.

1. Loose Feathers 2011 Series by BBD
2. Bonus items from Loose Feathers Autumn and Winter
3. Sarah Eliazbeth Brooke by The Scarlett House or The Olde Settlement by The Primitive Needle. Waiting for linen to arrive for Sarah.