Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Morning After: Beginning of finishing

Well, you can see the front part ready to be attached to the back part, which is a kind of velvet that is very soft and changes colors depending on the lighting - it looks dark here but really is not that dark at all. I still need to work on putting fabric on the stand piece and then attach all together with a little ribbon to control the amount of length the stand will open up while standing and of course cording all around, so a bit more work to do.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Desire: All done and ready for hanging

Here is Desire all ready for framing :-)
I really love it.

Desire: Finishing process

This is the beginning of my finishing process. I want to be able to hang it on my wall, so am making a fabric frame for it.

This is how Susan Portra had hers finished, as an ornament.

Photo of Desire all stitched. Next photo will be of Desire ready to put on my wall.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Twilight Angel: Christmas gift for Terry

Here is the project that I will be stitching for you, Terry, for this upcoming Christmas. Will blog my stitching so that you will be able to see it coming to life :-)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Diamond Iris: Framed

I really like it. The frame is exactly the same color as the border and by using the whitest white possible, it really make the whole design stand out.
Don't look at the wallpaper behind it. I know it does not fit but this is the best place I know of in my home where I get the best lighting but I need to take the photograph a bit sideway so that I don't get all the glare on the glass.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Terra Rosa: Storage jar

Just complete the fourth one this morning. This is a storage jar.

Photo showing all that has been done so far. Next one that needs to be stitched is the one to the left of the yellow water jar and is a "flat plate"
The end is now in sight :-)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Diamond Iris: All Stitched

Happy to have this project all stitched. The framer should receive it for framing probably on Saturday :-)

Monday, September 07, 2009

Diamond Iris: Everything is done except fillings

Just taken a photo of everything I have done so far. Sorry about the bad photo but I tried and tried and could not do any better for some reason.
All that remains to do now is the inner background around the Iris and then the border filling (page 8.17) and that one will be ready for the framer :-)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Diamond Iris: Inside border

A rough picture here (ceiling lights showing on canvas).
As I said before to you, I counted 74 holes in mine instead of the 62 that were indicated on the instructions.
If you have a good look you can see that the Iris itself is pretty much centered inside the diamond shape and to me that was the most important thing to do.
You need to think that you will be stitching your border with a four thread upright gobelin stitch, two over my red line and two under my red line. making the leaves even a bit closer to the border than we see here.
We also need to think about the outside border. We can discuss that a bit later as we still have plenty of stitching to do before we get to this point like stitching the background inside that border, all around the Iris itself.
Let me know if you have problems.