Sunday, May 21, 2017

Leaves, Leaves, So Many Leaves!

Today was the final lesson of the zecca hummingbird class!  There were leaves, so many leaves....

Yes, lots of leaves but the good thing is that we did them all a little differently.  Different threads, different stitches, different techniques!

We used Rainbow Gallery's new Glisten thread, which I am quite intrigued with, to create dew kissed grasses.  Petite Peluche makes fabulous fluffy leaves.

Everyone's favorite leaves are the large green ones at the bottom.  Raised Close Herringbone.  It's really a lot of fun!

Some of the leaves are felt, adding yet another new texture to the garden.  

 So much happy greenery!  It really wasn't so bad doing it all at once :-)

The canvas, stitchguide and threads are now available as a complete kit.  You can order here or give us a call at 410.296.0405


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Count is back!

Oh Em Gee!  He's just the cutest.  You can only imagine my squeal of delight when I opened the box and he was finished!!!!  Too Stinkin' cute!  That's all I have to say.

This is the Count by Tapestry Fair.  He was a club, a mystery, a long term affair. Now he is available as canvases with stitchguide.  You can stitch just his wings as I did or stitch his body too.  He really is too stinkin' cute and if you stay focused is a relatively quick stitch.  He has rings on the back of his wings so he can fly like Peter Pan.

I worked all kinds of fun and different techniques into the panels of his wings.  Not only did I use great threads and all sorts of stitches but there are embellishments galore and beads!!!  You know I love beads so there are crystals and shaped beads and bits of brick beading and peyote beading.  All kinds of coolness.

The edges of his wings are beautiful shibori ribbon.  Shibori ribbon is pre-pleated hand dyed silk ribbon.  YUMMY!

All in, it's a fun project.  If you would like to stitch the Count you can order the canvas with or without the body to stitch. He is much cuter with a stitched body but if you have my attention span.....

It's never too early to start stitching for Halloween :-)



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Updated apps, Yay!

The iphone/ipad apps have been updated! 

If you already own any of my 4 iStitches apps you may have noticed them throwing a pesky error message when you open them.  They say that they may no longer work with future versions of the operating system and that they may slow down your phone.

Violá  we have updated them and now they behave nicely again.

Four apps each with 300+ stitches arranged alphabetically and by stitch type, happiness is!

If you already own them, go to the app store on your iphone.  In the tool bar at the bottom of the screen click on updates.  Scroll through the list of apps that can be updated on your device and update.  Yes, you have to do it on each device but that's not so bad.  It's free.

If you don't have these handy apps, you can download them through tunes.  He's the main link on my website for all four apps.  They are exactly the same stitches as my books but packaged in a nice little app so they are with you wherever you go.

Happy Stitching



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