Melitastitches4fun's Blog

Walking The Water’s Edge

Woo hoo! I got the starfish & beads done! What a beautiful piece to complete for my final finish of 2015. A Happy New Year indeed! Thanks again to Diane Herrmann for a great class.

Water's Edge

A Needlepoint Christmas
December 28, 2015, 10:45 am
Filed under: General comments, Other People's Pieces

By ordering earlier and having my husband put them away, I had totally forgotten about the first two needlepoint gifts shown below.

This is a Mindy canvas called Hearts in Heart.

Hearts in Color

I’m sure that I’ll learn a lot from this color tool.

Color Tool

And, I’m finally getting a subscription to this magazine. I resisted for years because I didn’t want to be tempted by more projects. But, it’s fun to read anyway!

Needlepoint Now

Gilded Acorns
December 12, 2015, 2:19 pm
Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Gilded Acorns by Deborah Wilson

Gilded Acorns was a great follow-up piece allowing me to work with different types of gold.

It might be fun to add some gold to a future piece. I’ve got some leftover after finishing the second leaf, adding the thinner veins in both leaves, and building the second acorn.

I’m heading to the framer on Saturday with both recent goldwork pieces.


Color Delights-Camouflage by Kathy Rees

My ANG Keystone Garden Chapter had this as program last year and I finished stitching it in May 2014 ( Well, I finally “finished” it. I did have a nice Sudberry House Walnut Box. I covered the mounting board with a smaller piece of felt. Then, I laced it side to side on the back.

Laced to felt-padded mounting board.jpg

And, I used my new Kreinik Custom Corder for the first time.


And, it turned out nicely! Attaching the braid was the hardest part & I expect that I can do better next time. But, I am happy with it. Practice makes perfect.  As long as you don’t use a magnifier to examine it, I think it is good or else I wouldn’t give it as a gift. Merry Christmas to Terri D from my shuffleboard league at the Philadelphia Quartet Club who ended up with the box at our Santa gift exchange (steal). It was a great evening with some wonderful women!

Box, finished