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Santacicle back from finishing
June 26, 2011, 10:50 pm
Filed under: Melita's Other Completed Pieces, Santacicle

Santa is back from the Fireside Stitchery finisher.  I’m so ho, ho, ho, happy with it!  As it turns out, I picked him up exactly 6 months before Christmas.  I have to leave him out for a little while & enjoy it. I’m so glad Kelly suggested I add a few rows of white around the edge.

And the back is great too.

Blue Green Strip

The strip along right side that is blueish green worked up quicker than last time when I used Diane’s Stitch on that side!

I used the blue portions of one strand of the overdyed thread, ThreadworX 1067, but switched to two strands of a darker overdyed green thread from Weeks Dye Works named Lucky (medium greens).  You should be able to see the difference between the Blue patch I added yesterday & this one.

Blue Patch

The blue patch among the dark green grassy areas needed to be angled & upright. So, I found Zig Zag Stripe but did a variation of it by off setting the stripe. And, I filled in the empty spaces by a single cross stitch. It increased the denseness of the stitch & added to the slope.

I mainly used the blue portions of the overdyed thread (ThreadworX 1067) but also switched to some green from the same overdyed thread combined with blue & up close you can see the differences.

My shoulder has been bothering me but seems to be better now. So, I hope to make up ground on my Poppy Field while I can – kind of a pun!

Photo Embroidery Class
June 17, 2011, 8:03 pm
Filed under: Needlework in Progress, Photo Embroidery Class

I’m looking forward to a photo embroidery class with Joetta Maue at Rittenhouse Needlepoint on July 16.  Joetta is an artist ( who loves fiber & embroidery among other things. Stephen talked about her work earlier this year (

We’ll use our own photo, transcribe it into a drawing, & then stitch it. I have a month to look through my photos to decide what to take. It can’t be very complicated – it is only a 2-hour class.  And, I can’t start a huge project anyway. Always fun to learn & get inspired!