Thursday, December 27, 2012
I thought this was a wonderful idea. It is not my work. Just saving the picture for inspiration. Lovely use of an old teacup and a workable size for a person to learn stumpwork.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Begin wrapping the foundation spokes by bringing your thread up very close to the center between two
spokes. Take your needle under a spoke, then wrap your threaded needle back over, then under the spoke.
Move to the next spoke and again go under it. Then wrap over, then under this spoke. Continue around the
circle in this way. The wrapped threads should lay smoothly next to each other without overlapping. Keep
your wrapping thread tension even, so that the spokes remain straight, not pulled to one side or the other. Go
all away around the circle until you reach the outer edge of the spokes. After wrapping over the last spoke,
take your needle down next to it.
Ribbed Spider Chart
It is best to use a long thread to wrap around the spokes. If you run out of wrapping thread you can end it off
by taking it down in a canvas hole directly under a foundation spoke. Bring your new wrapping thread up in
the same hole.
Work the other seven "petals" in the same way.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Finished this little project tonight. Designer was Just Nan and it was a kit, but you had to supply the DMC thread. A pretty little needle book and petite flower pincushen are cleverly hidden inside the enameled and jeweled Lady Scarlet box. I just loved stitching it.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I love October. And especially the colors of fall. This is an older design from Pine Mountain Designs. It is no longer available. I actually meant to post this yesterday, but got interrupted and didn't make it until today. I like these type projects to fill in when taking a break from a longer project. However, I think that I am going to try to start working on one project at a time. Of course, soon my stitching friends will try their best to corrupt me. :-)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
There is no shortage of need in many areas if you willing to share your talent and effort. This was the first preemie hat that I made for the NICU unit at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. These are needed just to help the babies retain their body heat. Check with your local hospital if you would like to help. You probably can create these kind without a pattern. By the way, their head sizes cover quite a range, so no matter the size, hats are probably useful. And thank you in advance, if you decide to help. :-)