November into December has me rushing to finish up holiday gifts. in the past week i managed to finish two blackwork pillows that i spent the summer stitching. The blackwork patterns for both pillows were acquired from The Steady Thread design site. The first pillow shown was created as part of a year long stitchContinue reading “Winter Crafts”
The only thing left on this little lovely is the background. The background stitching will be done in blackwork and have stitch shading that will make the center pattern look like it is pushing off the fabric.
With the strange and sometimes frighting events 2020 has provided I find that a reminder from time to time that this to shall pass is a necessity. So, during the social distancing period and time of odd weather patterns I am stitching some needlework pieces with positive messages. My Hope piece is the first completedContinue reading “Hope”
Starting to make some headway on the yin yang piece by Aaron Art. Between color changes I am working the outline for the blackwork background. Once the outlining is done the fill will be added to add shadow around the main subject of the piece.
There is a silver lining in every dark cloud. I was able to avoid colds and flu the winter, but after several days of spring gardening I was struck a flu that kept me in the house and under covers for a week. Not being one that can do nothing I picked a scrap pieceContinue reading “Pillow fun”