Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Gingerbread Mouse"

I just finished "Gingerbread Mouse" by "Just Nan" design.   It is very interesting design to work on.  I had a bit of trouble stuffing the batting inside the mouse to stitch the brass button on the bottom of the mouse with my fat, pudgy, arthritis fingers.   Once I managed it, it looks not too bad.  The whiskers is from the fishing line instead of floss since I wanted the whiskers to be stiff.    I will put a loop on the mouse to hang on this year Christmas tree.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Lizzie Kate design

I just finished "Snow Friends" by Lizzie Kate on 28 ct Cashel Linen.   This was a quick and fun stitch.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I just finished stitching the suede leather as fringe on her blanket.   Also the beading on her mocassin.  The backstitching takes lot of time since I have to stitch around each design of the eagle in matching thread, example:   Red on red designs and blue on blue designs.  There are some beading on the drum strap strips.  I am now working on my way up to the head and the wolf design.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer is here so I am not stitching as often as I used to.  Gardening, yard work, visiting family members, doing more exercises, enjoying the sun, etc.   I finally got all of my threads so will be doing beading, stitching feathers, fringe for the blanket and stitch a wolf head dress on the head.   Looking forward to when it is finished and framed.