I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Leap Year List - March Report

Hey Blog Buddies,

Happy March!  Hope you enjoyed the unusually long month of February.  Even though it was a day longer, it still went by too fast.  But that happens when you get older.

I've been doing my version of one-at-a-time stitching; you'll see the same four pieces that were featured here last month, to-wit:

Needle Delights Originals' Autumn Logs.
This is where I left off last month.

Again, three more logs were added,
but it required more stitching because
the logs are getting longer!

Last month's photo of Rosewood Manor's
A Tree by Itself.

I am finally on the home stretch with this one;
the end is in sight!  Wheeee!

Here is last month's version of
Carriage House Samplings'
The Song They Sang.

I have quite a bit of letters
to stitch on this one...

And finally, DebBee's Designs' Angles.
Here's where I was at last month.

Aaand we have a finish!
I suppose I could have finished any one
of the other three projects with less effort,
but I chose this one to finish instead.
I guess I just wanted to be done
with dealing with all the satin threads.
DH is very relieved that the "devil project"
(his term) is done.

Now that it's finished,
it's time for some close-ups.
...the bargello area... of three double fan doubled stitches...

...those serpentine stitches used up a lot of thread...

...this stitch reminds me of the old test pattern 
that TV stations would run overnight in the early years.
(No, kids, TV programming wasn't always
broadcast 24 hours a day.)
But I'm dating myself.

This is my reworked Spratt's Head stitch,
reworked because I used the first length
of Neon Rays right off the card,
and the creases in the ribbon
just won't relax by themselves, as I had hoped.
You can see them in the large photo above.
One must use either a flat iron
or the water treatment to get rid of them.
I chose water, as I don't have a flat iron.
Easy and free.

I should (might) have another finish next month.
We'll see--no promises.

That's it from here.
Hope your weekend was filled with fun
and some stitching, too.
Thanks for visiting!


Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes. Wonderful progress on your other projects.


Tiffstitch said...

Wow! Lots of good progress and congrats on getting the most burdensome one completed. It is absolutely gorgeous, but I can only imagine how annoying satin threads were. They're a pain on an easy project. Congrats!

Robin in Virginia said...

Lovely pieces! Good progress and congratulations on your finish!

CalamityJr said...

You have really been busy! The finished piece is beautiful; love the stitches and the colors and everything about it.

Rita JG said...

Beautiful stitching and what a finish! Fantastic!

Julie said...

Stunning finish, such an assortment of fabulous stitches and colours in it. Delightful other projects you have added to last month too.

geeky Heather said...

WOW! Congratulations on the finish...that is a stunning piece! Those serpentine stitches! *faints* Too cool.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous work for February. Are you sure you didn't have an extra week instead of just one day extra?
Love the Rosewood Manor trees and the Angles is just wonderful. I don't do canvaswork because of the cost and amount of thread used but I do love seeing other people's work.

Carol said...

Such wonderful progress on all of your stitching, Pat! I'm so in awe at your specialty stitches--you really do such beautiful work. (And, yes, I remember the old test pattern on TVs, too!!).

Barb Snyder said...

Can you send me the thread/ribbon color substitutions and quantities that you used?