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November SOTM, partially completed
December 17, 2010, 3:39 pm
Filed under: ANG Stitch of the Month Mystery Project, Needlework in Progress

Quite by several accidents, I find myself really liking this variation on the SOTM. I used a different color family for this portion of the outer border by accident than I think the directions called for. And, instead of stitching both inner & outer portions, I completed the outer portion first.  The outer portion used even less couching than called for by alternating every other row – worked out perfectly: 4 in the longest thread, 3 in the next smaller, then 2, leaving 1 small cross stitch in the corners. I like how it looks in the darker thread with white showing through.

Christmas card, 2007
December 15, 2010, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Melita's Pinsation's Designs

I placed a photo of this piece on the front of my Christmas cards for 2007. I drew out the design with the pin in mind so that the figures would look like part of the scene. It is another Pinsations original design & stitch selection. The pin can be removed, worn, & replaced. It is a pin that I’ve had since I was a kid.

I used the Jacquard stitch for the night sky using a black Snow thread & a Kreinik. The ground snow was Nobuko using a white Snow thread. The trees are just random straight stitches using boucle thread. The 2 trees on the right have been decorated with Bullions. And, trees are topped with a simple star in a thin Kreinik.  Stitches are from Stitches for Effect by Suzanne Howren & Beth Robertson. It’s not large (5&1/2″ x 4″).

Christmas card, 2006
December 11, 2010, 11:43 am
Filed under: Christmas Card, Melita's Adaptations, Melita's Pinsation's Designs

This is a Pinsations adaptation of a design from a piece of bronze wall art with stitches I selected.  The pin can be removed, worn, & replaced. I placed a photo of this on the front of my Christmas cards for 2006.  I had to tell people it was stitched by me – they didn’t realize that!  Then, I framed it & gave the piece to my sister, Anita, as a Christmas gift in 2007.

This was my inspiration – a piece of bronze wall art clipped from a catalogue.

My sketch:

I used gold Kreinik & mostly straight stitches but also Lazy Daisy stitch for flowers & a Vandyke stitch for the vase (both stitches are from Stitch Sampler by Lucinda Ganderton).

December Calendar
December 6, 2010, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

Wow, I’m late for posting this one – didn’t realize Dec arrived so soon after Thanksgiving! Except for stitching stars for the buttons, I stuck to the pattern for this one. Happy Holidays to one & all.