I made some good progress on Pirate Treasure the past few nights stitching a little at a time. You can see the top of the hidden pirate’s hat being outlined here in the lime green color. (I didn’t realize the lighting was weird on this photo until after I uploaded. I blame the stormy weather.)
I love this pattern and it’s coming along nicely, but I think I’m going to put it away for awhile and come back to it later on. I’m itching to dig into some new stash that I bought [Read more…]
After a lengthy stitching slump I feel extra productive this week after making some good progress stitching Pirate Treasure and starting a new ornament…
Pirate Treasure Progress:
Started Stitching Ornament Club Ornament #5:
This WIP has been sitting in the stash cabinet for awhile. It always seems to get set aside for other projects, though I really do enjoy working on it. After I finished stitching The Raven I wanted to put something on the no baste scroll bars to test out with my E-Z Stitch lapstand from American Dream Products. I’m working on Pirate Treasure: Oak Island Mystery by Lynne Nicoletti…
The no baste system uses strips of velcro to attach your stitching to the bars, very inventive indeed. It only took me a few minutes to get my project attached to the scroll bars and I spent a few minutes fidgeting with the tension to get it where I wanted it to be. [Read more…]
Again, this project is Pirate Treasure: Oak Island Mystery by Lynne Nicoletti. This will be my last update on this project for a little while since I’m going to be working on my entry for the Design an Egg Contest to be done by the end of this month.
I might toss this back into my WIP pile for awhile after that even and start something new. You know how those stitching mood swings can be 😉
Here’s today’s progress picture:
I know it’s been awhile since I posted a progress picture, but these days I am pretty slow to make actual visible progress. I remember the days I was miss speedy needle and could whip out a medium sized project like this in a week or two. *sigh* memories.
Again, this project is Pirate Treasure: Oak Island Mystery by Lynne Nicoletti.
Here’s today’s progress picture:
I’ve been promising progress pictures on this one for awhile now – and I’ve honestly been very slow to make any progress, I just haven’t had time to stitch much lately, but here we are now! this is Pirate Treasure: Oak Island Mystery by Lynne Nicoletti.
This is has been in my stitching pile for awhile to be honest, I started it when my grandfather was ill and when he passed away it ended up getting stuffed way back behind everything else, I just couldn’t look at it.
I’m stitching it on the perfect Silkweaver hand dyed fabric for it, it looks like a treasure map already before I even get the design on there! It’s beautiful fabric, I’m not sure if you can see the opalescent threads in the picture here or not, love the extra sparkle.
One of the things about this pattern that I really enjoy is that the stitching is done with one strand of floss over two (instead of the usual two threads) so it creates sort of a painted look or a I guess you could say a worn out map look in this case.
Here’s what the stitched model looks like. You see the pirate face in the middle there? One of the options is to add the Kreinik Glow in the Dark threads there so that his face glows in the dark – I bought the threads to do that (in both Lime and Grapefruit), but I haven’t decided if I’m actually going to do that or just use the DMC threads for him.
I have this suspicion that if he glows in the dark someone is going to be walking through the house and night and throw things at him hanging on the wall -lol-
I’ll post another update when I get a little bit more done – hopefully soon! In the meantime I’d love to hear about what you’re stitching! (Leave a comment, won’t you?)
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