Thursday, February 23, 2012

Completed Embroidery on Butterfly

Close Up of Butterfly
I finally finished putting on the last few beads and pailettes. She is all done and ready to be sewn into the needle book. I was debating sewing it together by hand but I think the quickness of the sewing machine is going to win out. I let my husband use a water soluble pen and do the writing on it for me. I was just too lazy to print off and transfer something and anyone who has seen my hand writing knows why I didn't do the writing myself!
Finished Embroidery

This is more of the true colors

I'm not sure what I want to work on next but I am pretty sure it will be something embroidered! 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Embroidery! It's fun!

Yes, I am enjoying this butterfly so much I am going a little crazy! I am at an impasse with the flowers on the wings and a good filling stitch for this new area of the wing I just outlined..... I'm not sure I want these flowers to be yellow???? And not really sure about what stitch to fill in this section on the wing (outlined in stem stitch with a Silk n' Colors)  What do you guys think????

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Embroidered Butterfly Update

I don't think I mentioned why I was making this! I need a large multi-page needle book since we are going to be moving soon and some of my things will need to remain in boxes for a while so I need one large enough to hold every type of needle I own! (It's alot!) So this will end up being about 4 x 6 x 1 when finished and have about ten pages for my needles. The Butterfly is about a quarter of the way finished and I am looking forward to the finishing but I am moving on to Happy ever after for the final page up the right hand side first. I haven't embroidered in awhile and I am wearing a hole through my finger from non practice!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Yet Another New Start!

needed something a little different to work on besides just HAED's so I decided on a Needlebook since yesterday was the Festival of Broken Needles.   Inspired be a butterfly I saw in one of my Inspirations magazines I went in search of an Owl to stitch but ended up with different Butterfly!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Down Memory Lane - New Start

This is what I started on today to rotate with Happy Ever After and it's never ending "beige" colors - this one is much more colorful. Although I did start off with a huge section of black

I am stitching with one strand over one thread on 36 count in a tent stitch.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Ever After - Page Two Complete!

Yeah! This page felt as if I would never finish! But here it is! This is really the only thing for the Wipocalypse Feb update as well!

And since our last big snow of 15 " the boys are gonna show off the big icicles they found out on the patio! LOL Boys! 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Ever After Progress

Happy Ever After Second page 

Progress was slowed due to a few other small projects I was working on but yesterday thanks to a blizzard I did manage to get about half of the second page done! 

And since not everywhere gets snow I thought I would show you what 18 inch of snow looks like! 

Wyatt up to his knees in snow, that wall in the back is four feet tall. 
since it was a windy snow not much stuck to the roofs but if you look close most of the car bumpers are touching the snow on the road

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paisley Owl Finished

I finished this little guy last night, his name is Paisley for obvious reasons. I used HDF Silks, Kreinik, Mill Hill Beads, and is stitched on 28ct Linen. He is stuffed with rice in his "wings" polyfil and then weighted down with rice in the bottom. He sits about 3 1/2 " high and about 3" wide.