Thursday, July 19, 2012

Queen Bee

Got another finish done today which is always a good thing. This pattern stitched up rather quickly so that always helps. I had many different ideas for finishing this pattern and then ultimately ended up putting it in a dry-brushed eggplant and sage frame. It took me forever to match the colors perfectly, but it finally all came together. I'm still trying to figure out if I need to embellish the frame or if it's fine on it's own. This means it will go to the "think tank table" until I decide... decisions, decisions. :)

Speaking of frames, I've been getting a lot of e-mails from people asking where I buy my frames. I actually don't buy them, my dad makes them in his studio and then I hand-paint them based on the design/colors/theme of the pattern. I'm sure he would be willing to make frames if you need them in specific sizes. E-mail me to let me know!

Pattern: Queen Bee
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28 ct lambswool Jobelan
Fibers: DMC
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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Curly Q Ewe

Isn't it the best feeling when you finish a large-scale project? I've been trying to work on this a little bit each night, so it seemed to go faster than I originally thought it would. It also turned out to be much larger than I thought it would be so I ended up having to have a second frame made -- but it's all worth it now that it's done! I originally painted the frame black and then went back and decided to rough it up a little and dry brush in some grey to give it a little bit more of a rustic look. 

I love Little House Needleworks designs because there is essentially no backstitching involved. Especially with large projects, it makes a big difference. Don't you think?

Pattern: Curly Q Ewe
Designer: Little House Needleworks
Fabric: 28 ct linen
Fibers: DMC

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Scatter Kindness

Finally got my Scatter Kindness wall hanger finished!  I feel like I’ve been doing really well getting my stitching done, but they’re starting to mount up in my “to finish” drawer so I’m glad I at least got this taken care of. My goal is to finish at least another two this week. Fingers crossed.

For this hanger, I bought a piece of piece of birch wood at Michaels and covered it with some green leaves designer paper. Then I took my finished stitching, mounted it on some foam board and glued it on before finishing it with some trim and accessories. There was definitely a lot “going on” with this pattern, but I enjoyed stitching it just because of all the colors. I’ve already checked out the Shepherd’s Bush collection and have my eye on a few more.

Pattern: Scatter Kindness
Designer: Shepherd’s Bush
Fibers: DMC
Fabric: 28 ct. Jobelan in Bone

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