Sunday, November 15, 2009

ANG Chapter Project

The Lake County ANG Chapter is doing a Yearlong Project.  I joined the chapter this year and finally started my project.  I decided to use a fall color scheme using some of the threads from the Halloween treat bag exchange and others I had in my stash.  The colors are some of the ones I saw at the Chicago Botanic Garden last weekend.

I started stitching the first border, using Norwhich stitch in the corners and a series of Herringbone stitch rows on the sides.  The green and orange are Gumnuts buds, the brown is a Walsh Silk and Wool.  I am not sure I like the green corners.  I am going to stitch the border down the side and then see how a brown corner looks on the other end.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fall at the Botanic Garden

On Saturday, I went to the Chicago Botanic Garden for the Fine Art of Fiber show.  After looking at all of the different fiber art pieces and vendor, I went outside and took some pictures and am thinking about ways to interpret them as part of Sharon B's Stitch Explorer challenge

I think that the wooden forms in this picture lend themselves to an interpretation using laid filling stitches.

The fall colors are also magnificent.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Witch Cats Hat

I finished my Witch Cats Halloween Hat.  Just in time for next Halloween.