Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Water's Edge - all done

I couldn't help it ... instead of a starfish stitched with bullion knots I had found buttons to add. 

Betsy Morgan Class

The Charleston chapter had brought Betsy in to teach us her finishing techniques for this Bristol Sampler bag.

We spent two days learning English paper piecing and many other tips & tricks to successfully complete this set.
It was a great class and I can only recommend anyone that has the opportunity to take a class by Betsy or any other teacher of her caliber.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

New Friendship Sampler

I started a new sampler which I am hoping my new stitching friends will help me fill up.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Traditional German Whitework

This time just a link to show off some incredible embroidery. It's in German (some with subtitles) but well worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=083oKwvv5MI


(a picture from the video)

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Walking the Water's Edge


Got the bargello section done. 
Now to figure out the rest of the piece.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Aley's Wedding Sampler


I am finally able to post the finished piece. This was sent as a first anniversary present as they sprung the wedding on everyone with only days notice. Even though I had the outside stitched, I did not have enough time to "put in the guts". 
Maybe I should start a new wedding sampler just in case another niece or nephew decided spur of the moment to get hitched ...

Monday, December 19, 2016

Fair Winners

Ok, a little late ... Here are my winning entries in this year's Coastal Carolina Fair:


top left: Three Magi
bottom right: Tree of Stitches

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Third Quaker Puzzle Ball

They are all done! A lot of fun to stitch, a bit of a pain to put together but I wouldn't be surprised if I did another one some time in the future.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Christmas is coming ...

... and it is never too soon to get some ornaments done. This one is for the EGA Christmas luncheon.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Time flies ...


.... when you sit and stitch and forget to take pictures of things you complete. Guess, I'll have to do a photo shoot as I got a couple of things done since my last post.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Band No. 3


Pretty simple stitches on this one. Not much cutting, only two sections of drawn thread.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Too many scissors?

Never! I just can't walk past a cute pair. Granted, my favorites are Gingher, but I also have others, just as pretty, maybe not as sharp. I will not make recommendations, everyone has to find the pair they like best or suits the project best,  i.e. very slender and super sharp ones to do cut work in drawn thread or Hardanger. 

You might just fall in love with the little pink ones and will never need another.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hardanger, band 2

Not too keen on doing Greek crosses, but these came out ok.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tree of Stitches

What a fun piece to stitch. Took me just over a week. The pattern came from http://www.beesneedleworks.co.uk/ and I already ordered the Summer Tree for more stitchy fun.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Almost

Only 5 more little squares to do before I can assemble the ball.

Valentine's Heart

Stitched this for David using varies threads I got in my January Broderi Box from Nordic Needle.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Coming along

6 of 8 of the hexagon pieces that go into the Quaker Ball are done, working on No. 7 now. After that 12 small squares and I'll be ready to assemble the third and final version of it. 
Before I can up the fabric I might go ahead and stitch up a few smalls in the (rather large) gaps ... you know: waste not, want not.




Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy 2016

A brand new year, a new opportunity to do better on keeping my stitching blog up to date. Fingers crossed that I won't fall too far behind .... again :-)


Here's the current status of the third Quaker ball. The up side of putting it on a scroll frame is that I don't have to juggle tons of extra fabric while stitching on one segment. The down side: it's not so easy to stitch in my comfy chair so I end up balancing the frame on my arm.




For last year's Christmas ornament exchange(s) I stitched up a bunch of Hardanger Santas. Found the pattern in one of Janice Love's great books.











Amazing what one might find when one cleans up ones craft room ... 
These two where EGA program pieces I had signed up for a year or two ago. 



The bee pin was a gift from my son for Christmas.







Saturday, October 24, 2015

Quaker No. 3




All ready to get the last Quaker Ball stitched. The first one was done on 40 count, the second one on 28 count fabric. This last one will be a 32 count linen, my favorite size fabric. 



After finishing Skeleton Crew I stitched Aley's wedding sampler to this point. As soon as I hear from her as to when the wedding is going to be I'll put in "the guts".


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Starting fresh ...

I really am a terrible blogger! Good thing I don't have people hanging on my every word (like some blogs I follow that have hundreds of subscribers and where there is a cool, funny, interesting or otherwise worthwhile entry about every other day).

Yes! I have stitched between February and now. I finished the Victorian Star - started, stitched, finished and got framed Winter Diamonds (companion piece to Quaker Diamonds) - found two finished Terrance Nolan bees that I finally got framed - stitched a flag for my niece who just started USMC boot camp a week ago - AND I just this morning completed this year's Halloween piece. I am sure there were misc. little pieces I did in between. As soon as I figure out what they were (and where they are at now) I will photograph them and add them to the blog.

But, without further ado: here is my latest finish: 

Skeleton Crew by Cricket Collection


The fabric is the same as I what I used in Christopher's piece and last year's banner. I barely had enough fabric left - there is about 1.5 inches between the top / bottom stitches and the edges. Again, I used some glow-in-the-dark threads ... the serpent, the foam on the waves and the scull in the pirate flag.

No promises that I will update on a more regular basis .... but, I will try.






Saturday, February 28, 2015

Another Quaker Ball

It might look like it, just by the lack of posting here, that I have given up stitching. But, the truth is, I always forget to post pictures and updates.

My first finish of the year was Quaker Ball #2, this one done on 28 count linen - it is SO much bigger than the first one I did last year. (http://stitchingbea.blogspot.com/2014/01/finished-quaker-ball.html). It worked up really fast, mainly because I could stitch this without magnification (besides the green on blue; stitching on dark fabric is the pits ...)


Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fair Entries



I completely forgot to post pictures of my ribbons that I won at the fair. I am very happy with it considering I had never entered anything before.