Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekend Stitching

I had a fairly good weekend of stitching. I completed the stitching on another ornament. I can't believe how long it took to do this tiny piece but stitching 1 over 1 with overdyed floss seems to take forever. This is from the JCS Christmas Preview Issue and I can't wait for the companion piece in the Ornament Issue. The design in the magazine was done with white thread on red fabric but I prefer the red on white. I'm also doing this on green fabric with ecru but stitching it over 2 and will make a knob knocker out of it.

"Joy of Christmas" by My Big Toe Design
Stitched 1 over 1 on 32 count Ivory Jobelan with
Crescent Colours "Cupid"
This shows how small it is compared to a pair of Stork Scissors
After almost going blind stitching 1 over 1 I decided to pull out BOO Club by Lizzie Kate. I really enjoy doing her designs and this one is another really fun one.

This week I'll be working on the Monopoly Board, Christmas In My Heart and Maddie's Birth Sampler. I may even sneak in another day on Tea and Stitches or maybe Home is Where You Hang Your Needlework. Just depends on what falls out of the WIP Basket.
Since Tracy had to work on Father's Day I'll be taking him out to dinner at the end of the week when he is off. We'll probably make a day and evening out of it with a visit to the Belliago for the Summer display and maybe a little tourist watching and some shopping for the Grands.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching and Have a GREAT Week


Gabi said...

It looks fantastic. And over one on 32ct is quite delicate - but worth the effort. Your Lizzie Kate design looks great too. Wishing you lots of fun taking hubby out for dinner.

Kathy said...

While stitchingover one my be hard the results are stunning. great job on it.
Love the LK.

htimcj said...

WOW. Your stitching is beautiful as usual. I am going to have to go and track down the JCS Christmas preview.

EvalinaMaria said...

I love "Joy of Christmas", it is a masterpiece. How do you plan to finish it? As an ornament? It is quite small...

And I love your Halloween finishes. I think that this year I will stitch some of those too.

Joy said...

Your ornie looks great! You go girl with 1 over 1 on 32ct!! I like your LK Halloween stitching. I think I am going to get her Xmas set. You are such a motivator!! :-)

Kelly said...

Your stitching is beautiful Rene xxx

Meari said...

THAT is one tiny ornie! Wow. It looks good, though, as does the LK piece.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

That is such a delicate piece! Love Boo Club too of course! I was doing quite well with mine - down to the fifth (I think), but haven't had much opportunity to stitch the last few weeks again.