Friday, February 26, 2010

A framed finish

I just got this back from my favorite frame shop! Now that it is all done, I just love the hand-dyed fabric and the way the colors in the birds and berries 'pop'!

If you look closely, you can see the delicate little snowflakes at the top...very fitting for the winter where Dallas had a foot of snow in a single day!

Now I just have to find the perfect place for display...

Friday, February 12, 2010

A day for stitching II ...

A historic event in the DFW area: record set for the most snowfall ever on a single day! Here, we saw a total of 10-12". Some areas got 16". Now to watch it start to melt. And stitch.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A day for stitching...

It doesn't really snow in the Dallas area that often. Oh, we might see a snowflake or two drift through the air. It might settle on the ground as a light dusting. But inches? SIX inches? That's what we are supposed to have by midnight tonight. We woke up this morning to three inches, and it hasn't stopped snowing since! It's the perfect snow: white, wet, and deep on the ground.

It is the perfect day for stitching!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A pretty little finish!

I just finished up Plum Street Sampler's Christmas Tea! It is such a wonderful design! I used the Belle Soie fibers as called for by the designer, but stitched it on Picture This Plus ColorScapes hand-dyed Heritage (32 count Belfast) with one strand over one. The fabric has a little more of a green tone to it than the picture shows. I moved the snowflakes at the center bottom of the design over toward the birds and added my initials. I loved stitching it over one (and you can see how small it is when you compare it to the 4" embroidery scissors!). I'll have it framed next week to add to my sampler wall.