Friday, January 22, 2010

Lilies of the Valley

Cross Stitch and Huck Weaving
Finished as a pillow.

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Huck Weaving Sewing Case

Completed the huck weaving sewing case tonight. The assembly was actually quite easy.

open case, inside

folded case

open, outside

Just one part folded
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Huck weaving

I worked on these in the car today. I just picked the kits up this weekend.

This one is partially complete. It will be finished as a sewing kit.

Stitching complete. It will be finshed as a tissue pack cover.

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Queen Anne's Lace - update

Finished the 1/2 eyelets around the border. Next up - eyelets and lattice work in the middle.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Freezing Fog

So, I still can't get used to the fact that fog appears in the winter. Where I grew up, that just didn't happen. It's strange and beautiful. Here are some pictures I took this morning:

Monday, January 11, 2010

1/11/2010 Stitching update

Clicking on a photo will enlarge it.

Tonight is the first EGA meeting for the year, and we start a new project. Here's an update on some other things I've been working on.

Update on Queen Ann's Lace

Update on my large (5 years now) Hardanger:

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Embroidery on Paper

Class taught by Marybeth Markland on March 24, 2006 at the Tri-State NeedleArts Retreat in Sinsinawa, WI.

Your kit contains·
  • Instructions and 3 Patterns
  • 2 blank cards
  • 1 needle
  • 1 T-pin
  • Card stock

Supplies needed
  • Scissors
  • Old mouse pad or other surface to use for pricking cards
  • Floss and thread
  • Decorative paper
  • Tape
  • Decorative scissors
  • Markers
  • Stamps and ink for card messages

Instructions for stitching

Prepare the pattern
  1. Trim the pricking pattern to the desired size. It should be just a bit smaller than your card.
  2. Place the pattern on the card, and secure it in place. You may use removable tape, or just stick regular clear tape to your sweater once or twice to make it less sticky.

Prick the holes
  1. Using the T-pin, or other piercing tool, prick holes as marked on the pattern keeping the tool perpendicular to the card. Be sure to go all the way through the card.
  2. Hold the card up to the light to be sure you have pierced all the holes.
  3. Carefully, remove the pattern from the card.

Stitch the card
  1. Thread a needle with the floss. Use a needle slightly smaller than your piercing tool. Do not make your floss length too long. The card will wear the floss more quickly than fabric does.
  2. Secure the thread to the back of the card with a little clear tape. Be sure not to tape over any of your holes!
  3. Following the instructions for your pattern, coming up at the hole indicated.
  4. Use tape to secure your threads at the back of the card.

Instructions for finishing a card
  1. Secure your threads with tape on the back of the card, and trim any loose ends.
  2. Trim your stitching to the desired size, using decorative scissors, if desired.
  3. (optional) Attach your stitching to decorative paper using glue or double stick tape and trim.
  4. Attach stitching to the greeting card using double stick tape or glue.
  5. Sign and send your card.



  • Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens
  • Creative Embroidery on Paper by Erica Fortgens
  • Embroidery on Paper for Every Occasion by Joke De Vette, Adriaan De Vette
  • Curve Stitching: Art of Sewing Beautiful Mathematical Designs by Jon Millington

Web sites

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Years Stitching Plans

Ok, so it's been 5 months since I posted. UGH!

I decided to note the plans I have to finish projects this year. There are 4.
  1. Queens Anne's Lace
  2. Hardanger Scissor Fob
  3. Pin Cubes (guild project)
  4. Herb farm Sampler (guild project)
Guild Program 2010

I have started the queen anne's lace