Saturday, December 24, 2011

I forgot to scan the big Fat Cat embroidery!

The pattern for this comes from HERE. It's from the DMC website.

I embroidered a smaller version HERE but have since removed the whiskers. The big one will be made into a pillow too. It was a good oppotunity to use a variety of threads and a time or two, I even tried a different stitch from what was indicated. Eventually, when the 2nd pillow is made, I'll show them together.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Here's another 5 bells. I'm done for this year. They are quite small. I'm wondering if I should make a larger version next year but these are good for tree or package ornaments and card inserts.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I finally finished the Hedgehog I'm going to teach. I wanted something more basic than what I did before which had a lot of added details. This group struggles with just the cord so I've got to come up with a refresher that will have an impact.

I've been getting lots of pre-class info from Karen's Class. The benefit of seeing what the current class is doing is that you have a barrel-full of inspiration in the process. I plan to work in white but I want to do something in color later. I just don't know what color so white is best for me right now. I'm amused by the "footcloth" terminology. Mine will be a sampler. Hopefully something I can hang on the wall. I've been watching her button class too. Looks like fun but I think it's included somewhat in this one anyway. I'll be doing TAST at the same time so I think I'll be submerged in stitchery for awhile!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I finished this up this morning. I got a bit discouraged by all the "gaps" around the edges. I'll be keeping this one for reference. The original is done in white but I wondered if the little bow would really show up that way. I may try another one in white next year. My stitching should be better by then!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Progress in RPL

I've just started the stocking. I was going to make the white part more solid and may go back and do it over but I want to see how it looks lacy first. The second segment will be green and the bottom red. I'm already wanting to make a second one in different colors and filling stitches. It's about 4 1/2 inches tall so it's good size.

I've actually done 3 of the 5 bells but these two are my favorites so far. I learned a new wheel. It's done on top of the netting and is done on its own, ended, and then each new one is separate. I got better at it as I went on. The ground net is not exactly the best but I'm learning I can put these wheels on different backgrounds so I may not do it exactly like this again.

I love the lacy netting on this one. I used the wheel for the bell clanger here and really like it. I may have to stiffen it to use it as an ornament, but I like this one best so far. I'll have to make a second one the same so I can give it as a gift. I'm too attached to this one to give away! These are meant for gifts!