Sunday, July 8, 2018

SAL up date - photo heavy

It's that time again.  Make sure you see the rest of the group too.  Some great items are being stitched.






Here's my stuff:


You can see some of the background


The middle cat is getting some "fur".



The third cat is done!
I have not started the 4th cat.
I need to get some other stitching done that has deadlines.


My guilty pleasure
I started her in March (I think).
I got her on clearance at a Super bowl sale then took a while to gather all the threads. 
 The threads may be DMC but it is a long list.
I chose 36 ct white linen.  
See the face - looks like a normal person?
the very top looks white?  (part of why I picked white linen)

This is where I am at as of last night.
Notice that the face and arm are not even tan 
the threads are mostly reds and reddish browns
Obviously I am not doing the piece block by block.



This is pages 1-3
This is the area I plan to concentrate on until done.
Then move on to the next three pages
The piece is 3 pages wide, 4 pages tall



This is a finished heart for "hearts for Hospice"
The background is crayon and a stencil
I used the following stitches:
Blanket, Satin, Chain and French Knots
The finishing is done by the ANG chapter that is sponsoring it

Because I couldn't get these posted on the 4th, I thought I'd 
show off some of my patriotic stitching (not all)


My design


old mini kit




Don't remember designer.
Think it could be Heinzit

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!


















Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Just saw this announcement:

"Just to let everyone know that Mike Vickery passed at the age Of 60 from complications from pneumonia. His family will continue the business."

Sunday, June 17, 2018

SAL time

Short SAL   Not much time to stitch lately.  Too much genealogy time at the moment.  Working hard to get a big project done.

Here goes:




What will be someday


as of June 17




3 cats more or less overall


The left side of the big cat is done.
He has half his "fur".


Th right side is just starting to have "fur".

Check out the others:






Saturday, June 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

I'm late, I'm late!  Almost an hour into the new day and late for my 3 week SAL update.  It has been a busy week-end so far.  With a fair amount of stitching due to the heat.  After this spring, I wasn't sure if I would ever feel warm again but the high 80's were definitely warm  today.

First of all, Happy Memorial Day.  We will be spending part of the day at the cemetery visiting my parents.  Yes, Dad was a veteran, as was Mom.  We have many generations of veterans in our family.  The most current is our son and the only other living one is me.





Now on to the updates of the projects.

I started a new one.  I needed a small one that would
fit in my purse for long waits, etc.


 Didn't make much progress yet.

Other updates


The 3 Cats need close-ups


Right side and part of bottom


More of the bottom - beads in the center


More beads - at the top


The large cat is getting some "fur"


3rd cat in the series, just a hint of beading so far


a little close up of the facial beading

And that 's it for these past three weeks.
Enjoy the rest of your long week-end and 
check out the rest of the group.