November 02, 2015

Wicked Night by Giulia Manfredini of Giulia Punti Antichi

Just Cross Stitch magazine Oct 2015. I got the button from A Stitching Shop. Stitched on 30 ct Gold Weeks linen. I got the thread it called for with my button but decided to change it to GAST Carriage Black.

September 26, 2015

Jeanette Douglas Pumpkin Patch box

Everything in its little box. 

Sampler front

Sampler back

Pincushion front

Pincushion back

Needlebook back

Needlebook front

Scissor keep back
Scissor keep front

August 21, 2015

August 13, 2015

Shepherds Bush August

Took a break from Betsy Davis sampler to work this little one up for the month.

July 29, 2015

Betsy Davis sampler fill in tip.

The fill in I used two strands. The borders and strawberry band are
alternating half stitches over one. If you look close you see the stitches run
the same direction on the same rows vertical and horizontal.
Easy to keep correct by just using the vertical threads.
So one direction up and one direction across on the same row
will help you keep correct. I went up the stitch going from
bottom left to top right then came back down next row going
top left to bottom right staying on the vertical threads only. 

Betsy Davis sampler update Full View

the colouring is dark. The fabric is actually a light natural 25 ct linen

Betsy Davis update

I didn't like the satin stitches for leaves around the Queen flowers. Frogged out and replaced with Queen stitches like other Balch samplers I've seen.  I took out some of the old leaves I did and redid them.


Far left tree has V and L  symbols and hard to distinguish on the chart.
The leaves are L and branches V

Everything complete except the filling in which is taking as long as the sampler.