Sunday, August 21, 2011

IHSW Trick or Treat Fairy

I cannot believe this is my 3rd Hermit and Stitch weekend! I am starting to get the Halloween bug, and may have purchased several new charts from my LNS market run last week, so I decided to work on Trick or Treat Fairy by Mirabilia. Hopefully I can finish by Halloween, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this one (always motivating!). Note: I have no idea why she is headless, but it humors me none the less! The Maiden

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Fragile Beauty

It was a rare rainy day in Las Vegas 2 weeks ago when I pulled into the cross stitch store for a piece of Lugana. I had been feeling poorly (stress, flu, work drama) and decided to be a little indulgent and start another HAED. I bought a piece of 28ct Lugana "Little bo peep" and headed home to stitch to my hearts content with only one rule: tent stitch or not at all.

Many know my struggles with tent stitching, but I told myself I could not have this pattern unless I tent stitched it. So with my needle threaded with 2 strands of DMC I began, and hated it. However, I pushed through, driven by my rule and after several hours I figured out how to get the look I so desired: a snap frame and tight, tight tension.

So after 11 days of stitching I present page one! The Maiden