Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anne Depauw finished

I finished one of my oldest UFOs this weekend.  I first got bogged down with all of the over one stitching in the verse, then again in the satin stitch rows at the bottom.  After Nicola announced her Scarlet Letter Year, I decided that I should stop making excuses and finish Anne before the end of the year.  So here she is:

My next Scarlet Letter is the Jennings Band Sampler.  It is similar to Anne but it does not have as many pattern rows.  I started it last night.  Hopefully I will finish in less than 22 years.


I finished Marilyn Owen's Ornament Quartet, one of the projects in the ANG Chapter Project book.  It was the education program for a Cyberpointers meeting.  I even finished the individual pieces as ornaments.

 I also finished all of the lesson 1 stitching for Terry Dryden's Moroccan Sands, offered as a Cyberworkshop through ANG.  I love the colors in this piece and I like working on counted geometric designs.
Finally, I continue to work on my kimono.  It was involved in an accident with a cup of coffee and a cat, but none of the stitched areas were damaged.  Here it is half done.  I love the way that the stitch textures and colors work together and in the individual sections.  Many of them look like brocades or patterned fabrics.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I have been trying to finish pieces and I have two completed pieces to share.  The first is a small bargello box.  This was the September meeting topic for the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild.  I started the piece in the meeting and finished it Sunday evening at home.  I had a choice of colors but picked purple so I could give it to my daughter.

The second finish is Eve by Lori Markovic of La-D-Da.  I used Needlepoint Silk on a piece of 40 count linen.  The colors are beautiful on the green background.  I love samplers with Adam and Eve on them or depictions of the Garden of Eden.  This Eve and Eden remind me of C.S. Lewis's descriptions of Venus in his book Perelandra rather than a Biblical description of Eden.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Finished needlepoint

I finished my Mad Miters piece yesterday.  I learned quite a bit from this on-line class presented by Liz Morrow through Cyberpointers.  I would like to stitch another Mad Miters piece but I think I will chart the next one out more carefully and use brighter colors.

I have continued to finish older pieces.  Here are three variations of Orna Willis's piece Making Memories from the ANG Seminar in Milwaukee, WI.  I finished them two different ways -- as an insert on a book cover and as a pendant -- in two different colorways.