Friday, July 25, 2014

Louise's Ladies Stitching

Emily is stitching Stirha Cal-Dron by Kelly Clark with a stitch guide from Amy Bunger.  She has started with the stone wall on the background.  She is using Lorikeet over dyed wool and is loving it.

Diane has been with us for a year and is quite the busy lady.  She stitches, makes jewelry and is an avid reader.  One of her current needlepoint projects is a counted piece "Sudoko Delight"  by Kathy Rees of Needle Delights.  This is a teaching piece through Shining Needle Society.   Although a kit was offered to Diane, she chose to change the colors to suit her tastes.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Louise's Ladies Stitching

     Our Louise's staff is always stitching on something when we are not at work.  Here is a sample of what two of the ladies are doing.

     Linda is working on an Associated Talents Halloween mask for a ceramic pumpkin we have hear in the shop.  There are lots of stitches and threads in this piece.  Associated Talents has a free stitch guide to go with this canvas but we did change a few things.  Linda used some Silken Straw which is new to us at Louise's Needlework.   Beads are a big part of this canvas and Linda is about to begin that process.

Karen, is new to us and is working on a Melissa Shirley piece.  She has only been stitching for about 2 years and she has taken to it like a duck to water!  She is fearless and will try any thread and and stitch and any combination of the two.  We love to see her progress on her canvases and Karen stitches extremely quickly so she completes all kinds of canvases.  

Next post we will have to see what Emily and Diane are working on!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday Night Sip N Stitch

Every Tuesday night at Louise's Needlework we Sip N Stitch from 7 to 9.   It is a rather quiet group of ladies and everyone is working on something different and we help with stitches and threads.  Since it is a rather low key group I also get to stitch on something for a bit.  I have decided to make Tuesday nights my "Git 'er done" night!  I pull something from my stash and work on it until it is done.  On Tuesday the 15th I finished this quail from Sundance Designs with a stitch guide by Sandy Arthur of Duo Designs.   I changed a few things but for the most part I loved the project.  It is now off to the finisher to be finished.

On Tuesday July 22, I finished  a piece I started over 10 years ago.  I don't know why I never finished it as I was very close to being done.  I only had the center square left to do and I wanted to put an initial in instead of the basket of flowers.  The piece is called Patchouli by Fancy Work & Fantasies.  The chart was given to me by a fellow stitcher who had done the piece before and I truly love it as I learned so many different stitches.  Unfortunately, the chart is out of print and no longer for sale.