Hey Blog Buddies,
"hep mous" -- that's what one of my recent projects spelled out.
Well, I started stitching at the bottom,
and in order to be able to stitch it easier,
I turned the thing upside down.
There, that's better--Snow Day.
(I'm not quite right.)
This is from the Lizzie Kate leaflet
No, I don't know what the little piece of lint is
on the snowman's scarf.
I assure you it wasn't there
when I gifted this to my friend Joyce yesterday.
This is the first time I've ever done a flat finish!
It's certainly not a Karen finish.
The tassels are a little weird,
and the cording could have been a bit thicker,
but you learn by doing, I guess.
I'll have to add "finish-finish more things myself"
to my 2012 stitching goals.
Anyway, Joyce liked it,
and that's all that matters.
This is the other 2011 finish I couldn't show you before.
It's a freebie blackwork project from the EGA
that I'm going to be teaching later this year.
You'll notice that the stems are a bit funky.
That's because my stitches are a bit too long in spots.
(It's the wrapped stem stitch.)
I figured that since it's a teaching project,
I would leave it the way it is to show
what NOT to do.
And since the project was chosen for me,
I consider it "expendable" after I'm done with it.
I don't hate the design, I just don't love it.
A bad attitude? Maybe.
But I'm sure I'll have fun teaching it
because I do love blackwork.
Hey! My first blogoversary is coming up soon.
And you know what that means, don't you?
So, watch this space!
And thanks for visiting.