Sunday 9 February 2014

Needlepoint canvas

Well here as promised is the picture of my canvas (fingers crossed)

Well it took a couple of tries but it seems to have worked. Must get on to the help desk because it will only let me work in HTML which is a pain.

By the way, I know it is a bit to warm to think of working in wool at the moment, here any way. But the good news is Paterna Persian yarn is now available again. All but Black, the last time I tried to order, my wholesaler said she did not recieved any in her last shipment and had been advised they had not yet dyed black yet.

Well only a short one this time, will post a picture of my schwalm next.

Monday 3 February 2014

Update on Owl and New Needlepoint project

Well I haven't dropped of the planet, I have just been very busy and slack. I really got a shock when I checked the date on the last blogg and saw how many months it has been.
It has just taken lots of HOT weather to get me back stitching and blogging. Since Christmas we have had 3 weeks of very HOT weather, one week we had 40c, 41c, 43c, and then 2 day of 46c, then we had a cooler week in the mid 30's then another hot one it only got to 44c that time. Then another cooler week and we have just finished another high 30's finishing with 44c. But that's Summer here, but we still complaine and wait for Autumn.
The good thing is there is not much you can do but sit infront of the airconditioner and stitch. I have finially work some more on my Owl, he is nearly finished as you can see.
And I have been putting off designing a jewellery box lid for one of my students, I just could not get motivated. But during the first really hot week I just sat down, and it just seemed to come together. It is just the beginning but I have worked out most of it, now I just need to finish stitching it. As it is for a jewellery box I decided to work on a gold canvas and add even more sparkle with beads and metallic threads. I will show you the progress as I go along. I was going to put a picture here but it just does not want to give me 2 pictures today.
Have also finished the hem on my schwalm piece and have started the coral knots, will post a picture next time. Well thats it for today, more soon.