Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Workshop

The Crone has been busy working away at finishes and complex stitches in what we have come to call Santa's Workshop! 

Mixed media art, stretched on canvas and adorned with embroidered accents. What an amazing gift!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Miss WIP

The Mother has had an inspired idea for the new year, one that has motivated us both to pull out the WIPs that have languished for so long! Wipeout WIPs 2019 was born! The Maiden

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Country Cottage Needleworks Forest Snowfall, stitched in 11 days and finished December 2018 (late posting and not "framed", but I have a plan!).

house was stitched using Gentle Arts dark chocolate,  lambswool and woodsmoke.

The following Classic colorworks substitutions were made to utilize my stash: cocoa bean for little house brown, old blue jeans for deep fennel, and English ivy for weeping willow.
The Maiden

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A Kiss at Midnight

A project 10 years in the making, The Kiss by Mirabilia is finally finished!

I counted down the last 10 beads much like the seconds of 2018, having finished my second cross stitch project ever started as the year came to an end.

I think I placed more beads on this project than all my others combined!

This finish felt bittersweet as I can hardly remember a time when this was not a WIP. 

The detail, beading and kreinik created a visually stunning final piece, one that I will treasure my entire life.
The Maiden