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Sunday, December 23, 2012

New Start Fun

I had a lot of fun starting the stitched beads cyberclass.  It is easy - so far.  I stitched the beginnings of two beads.  I think we are supposed to have sixteen beads when we are done.  I haven't read the part about how to finish them.  I wonder if we stitch both sides of the bead.  I plan to anyway.  I stitched one on on regular congress cloth and one on linen congress cloth.  I thought that the linen one would be easier to fold under the edges when finishing the bead.  We'll see.  I didn't put the congress cloth on stretcher bars.  I just cut a little 2 inch square to work on.  It was no problem stitching in hand.



I made up the little button angel kit that Margaret sent me.  It turned out very sweet.

I started the Trevelyon Holly ornament.  I started out just working in hand but then I put it in a small hoop to see if that made any difference.  I haven't decided yet which is better.  I am just doing the outline around the little purse in heavy broad chain stitch. It is a new stitch to me.

I like working with the soie perlee thread.   All the while stitching I'm thinking of things to change about it.  I don't like all the pink berries and want to make fewer pink and more red ones.  I also would put the pink ones out of the ends of the branch like they are the newest ones on the branch.  I'm not sure I like the abrupt change in color on the holly leaves.  I would make them more gradual.  It will depend on the stitch if I change this.  It might be hard to shade the leaves.

I have to go to the grocery store and get the main ingredient for our Christmas dinner - a Sunday Roaster Chicken.  Wish me luck!
A

1 comment:

  1. I have been busy all day with Christmas cooking preparation but did find time to finish the "Singing to the moon" box you sent me for my birthday. It looks great and I am really pleased with it. Merry Christmas to you and DH

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