Friday, April 22, 2011

Tail Feathers

Finished stitching the first 3 tail feathers for Tommy Turkey's tail.  I'm pleased with the stitches, but might want to add a little "bling" to the red ones.
The finisher might need to top stitch the edges of these, so I don't want to bead them and am considering hot-fix crystals.  I've never used them on needlepoint before - is there any danger of damaging the silk fiber when applying the crystals?
HINTS are welcome!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meet Tommy

Now that Tommy's head and "tush" are stitched, I can be sure that this dimensional will work and can move on to the remaining pieces.  These stitched pieces are on #18, but I think the feathers and wings can be done on #13.  I'd like to get this finished by July at the latest so those of you who have pre-ordered can have him a few months before Thanksgiving.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Stitch Guide

We have just added a new stitch guide to our website -  This one, Chai Sampler, was originally taught as a beginners class along with it's companion pieces, Christmas
Sampler and Haloween Sampler, which all use the same stitches in different colors and with a different center theme.  We'll be working on guides for the other two this week.

As usual, Angeles did great stitch diagrams in color and Sue did a beautiful job on the cover - thanks guys!