Friday, November 25, 2011

Gracewood Stitches on Creative Poppy

I'm very happy to be associated with Creative Poppy, today they introduced my designs which may be downloaded in either English or French versions of pdf charts. Working with them has been a pleasure! This is their introduction of Gracewood Stitches

The pdf chart pages click here for English version and here for French

'Hope' is stitching rather quickly, I hope to post a photo in the next day or two.

Today, I'll share a photo of one of our 'neighbors'.
When the snow gets deep and it becomes harder for the wildlife to get food we put out a bale of alfalfa hay for the deer. This little yearling doe decided it would be a good place to bed down too.

Hope everyone is having a good Thanksgiving holiday, ours was most blessed.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hope Model, & Old DMC Cards

I was so happy to find an out of print DMC color card for sale on ebay. This one has actual floss for reference and it has already helped my color selections in designs.

There is a seller in China that is supposedly selling these same cards, but their feedback wasn't the greatest so I waited and found a seller in the US and happily, it soon appeared and I snagged it :)

The model for Hope is coming along and these are the colors and the conversion to HDF silk floss I'm using for it - DMC 725, Topaz to HDF Gold Rush 4229, DMC 726, Topaz-lt to HDF Gold Rush 4227. DMC 798 Delft Blue-dk to HDF Mermaid Blue 2329, DMC 799 - Delft Blue-md to HDF Faded Denim 2233 and DMC 800 - Delft Blue-pl to HDF Mermaid Blue 2317

I'm stitching it on an 18 count off white Aida.

We've had two winter storms dump about a foot of snow on us in the last 24 hours, hopefully, I'll probably have plenty of stitching time in front of the woodstove for some time to come. As you can see, our Zoe, knows a good place to be in winter.

Our bird feeders are full of suet and seed and our usual birds and some migratory thrush are camped out nearby and rush in during breaks of wind and snow and some like this thrush couldn't wait!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Harvest Hum Model Finished

Hope you like, Harvest Hum. It was fun to stitch and I think captured how this time of year feels to me. I'm still finding the box style enjoyable to work with and I am happy with the 'rickrack' style of border in the two shades of copper.

I hope to start 'Hope', LOL by the end of the day. I've chosen the dmc conversions to silk floss and will list them soon.