Thursday, December 24, 2009

St Reatham - Framed

St Reatham from Long Dog Sampler, finished and framed.
Frame is from Target. The frame is 12" x 16".

This might be my 20th finish for the year 2009. A few things still need frames, but I'm waiting to stitch the mates so I can get the frames to match. Bernadette, and the Escher patterns for example. The mirror image of Bernadette is nearly half done, but probably won't be finished yet this year.

St Reatham Finished

St Reatham from Long Dog Sampler is finished.
Started Dec 4, 2008 and finished just over a year later.
Stitched on 28 count lambswool jobelan, with dmc 815 floss, one over one.
Tried to keep track of how much floss, but I don't know how accurate my tracking was.
My records show 8 packages of 8 yards six strands. There might have been at least one more.

I changed the numbers so they didn't overlap. The candlestick and star so they didn't overlap.
Omitted what was on the letter P that looked like an udder to me...
Shortened the peacock that is below the letter N.
Changed the squirrels in that same area. Added the flowers next to the initials. Changed the animal to a flower in the upper left.

I had watched other blogs that were stitching this pattern, and they seemed to say that it just takes forever to get through this pattern. Now that I've stitched it, I agree. It's not more difficult or more detailed. I can't explain it, it just takes longer.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Geranium House - Finished

Finished up CCN's Geranium House.
Used the recommended DMC colors, but not in the positions they recommended them, and skipped parts of the border. Mirrored the birds, and omitted the initials and year.
Stitched on a 25 count mushroom lugana scrap. Finished size is approx 4" square.
Need to find a dark brown 5" square frame to put it in.
The photo doesn't reflect the colors correctly.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bernadette from Courtney Collection - Completed

Finished Bernadette from Courtney Collection very early this morning.
Stitched on 28 count Dove Gray jobelan, one over one. Used approx. 27 yards of 6 strand dmc 310 black floss. Finished design area 6.75" x 8.75". Started November 26, 2009 - Finished December 15, 2009. 20 days from start to finish to stitch.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Almost Done

Almost done. Page 1 and a little more on page 3. Design area is 6.75 x 8.75 on 28 count, one over one. Need to finish another old project, or maybe a couple, before stitching her mirror image.
But the pattern, material, and floss are ready to go.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Almost Half Done

After a week of stitching, it's almost half done.
Bernadette from Courtney Collection. DMC 310 black on 28 count Dove Gray jobelan, one over one. The plan is to also stitch a matching mirror image. Love the black against the Dove Gray material. It gives more of a tone on tone effect.