Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share WIP progress and two new starts.
Salem Remembered by The Primitive Needle on 40ct ?? with silks
NEW ECLIPSE START: Moon Phases by The Little Stitcher on 32ct Midnight Tryst by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie with Weeks Mascara, GAST Picket Fence, DMC 3774, GAST Soot, and RG Petite Treasure Braid in PB04
NEW BIRTHDAY START: Egypt Garden Mandala by Chatelaine Designs on 32ct Days Gone By by Silkweaver with silks, DMC, delicas, Swarovski crystals, and Mill Hill bugle beads
At the end of 2016 I was asked if I would be interested in doing some model stitching for my newly reopened LNS, The Stitch Niche. The new owners are working hard to get some new models up in the shop, which I thought was a wonderful idea. They asked me to stitch on of Paulette’s (Plum Street Samplers) new designs, Mermaid Fraktur. They had chosen 36 count Earthen by Picture This Plus, which I think was a brilliant choice, and the called for threads.
One note on the threads, and I mentioned this on my latest video, there are two threads Classic Colorworks Sunset and Weeks Parchment that are only used for a couple of stitches. You can easily substitute those threads with DMC or something you have on hand. The Sunset is used for their lips and bellybuttons and the Parchment is used for their eyes.
Even though both sides are essentially mirror images, I had no issue with getting bogged down in doing the same thing twice. I started om the center because I wanted to make sure I was centered in my fabric since I wasn’t sure how much of a margin they’d allowed. I worked my way down that middle flower and then stitched the left side and then moved back over to stitch the right side. My favorite part of this piece is the mermaids’ tails for sure. I love the Paulette used three different colors to create the scales as well as the fact they are red. And their hair! Mine looks like that most days!!
This really was such a joy to stitch and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to stitch it. Paulette designs such fun pieces and this one is no exception.
I am grateful for spending January with these lovely ladies.
Thank you so much for tuning in to the Cozyegg flosstube/podcast! In this episode I share a few ornament finishes, Thanksgiving Day stitching, and progress on my shawl knitting.
Join Emily (eclecticpossessions) and I on Instagram for #dark13stitching where we stitch on something dark and creepy on the 13th of every month
Join the Hawk Run Hollow SAL hosted by Abi Bellastitch and I – on Instagram you can use the #hrhvillagesal if you’re stitching on Village and/or use the tag #letsallmovetohawkrunhollow for any Hawk Run pieces. Abi set up a Facebook group called Let’s All Move to Hawk Run Hollow if you’d like to join!
Finishing on El Dia del los Muertos ornament by Monsterbubbles – from the JCS September/October 2010 issue; stitched on 28ct Rainforest by Crossed Wing with GAST
Beaded skull scissor fob
Noel ornament by Catherine Theron (freebie) – stitched on 40ct Weeks Confederate Grey with Weeks and GAST. I used Lancaster Red and Antique Rose with the called for Dried Thyme.
Peace ornament by The Marking Sampler – stitched on 36ct Flagstone by Lakeside Linens with DMC
Yuletide ornament by Hands on Design – from JCS Nov/Dec 2016 issue; stitched on 32ct Buttercream by Silkweaver with DMC and Weeks
Christmas Celebration Sampler by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery – stitched on 32ct raw polka dot linen with DMC and Weeks
Ghoulies & Ghosties house by Brightneedle (from the Ghoulies & Ghosties Etui class piece) – stitched as a block on my Halloween Neighborhood Round Robin on 35ct Brandy by Country Stitch with DMC, Weeks, and SNC; started for November’s #dark13stitching
Knitting – started Weigh It Shawl #2 by Susan B. Anderson with Miss Babs Yowza in the Joan of Arc colorway. A new start for #darkoctoberstitching. Link to my Ravelry project page.