Sunday, June 19, 2011

Stitching Update

Sorry for the lack of updates, I'm just not getting much time at my laptop at the moment. Mainly because Christopher is fascinated by it especially the keyboard so I'm finding it better not to have it on when he's around. I'm doing the bulk of my blog reading on my phone as a result but I struggle with commenting on it so I apologise if I don't leave as many as I would like.

Anyway onto much pleasanter things. As I mentioned in my last post I had the great pleasure of taking the Fruits of the Vine class with Ellen Chester of With My Needle while she was in the UK. In the class she had us working on the speciality stitches on the needleroll, since I got back I've started to fill in the other bands and I've discovered that I took my inability to count to the class with me and I got some of the spacing wrong. Nothing that couldn't be worked around (so far) however.

Fruits of the Vine June 2011

Fruits of the Vine by With My Needle
stitched using the kit materials

I've also made progress on Teresa Wentzlers Above the Clouds. It's almost a year since I last shared progress on this one and I have now finished all the cross stitch on the bottom half. Just the wings and the backstitching to go

Above the Clouds June 2011

Above the Clouds by Teresa Wentzler
stitched using the recommended DMC

14 comments:

Bertie said...

Your bandsampler looks lovely Karoline, saw the pic's on Ellen's site and looks like you all had a good time:))
Ohoh, little fingers, they are fascinated by IT lol.

Blu said...

Nice start on the band sampler and AtC is looking amazing!

Annemarie said...

Love your band sampler! I'hope no frogging will be necessary.

Oooooh, TW, how I love her projects... Good luck with the last leg of your fantasy journey!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lucky you, going to the class. I know what you mean about time - I often wonder where it goes - there's not enough hours in the day.

Margaret said...

Just wonderful! I love both your projects -- they're so opposite to each other, but they're both great! Bummer about the time and the little one causing trouble with your computer. Well, that's motherhood, right? lol!

Giovanna said...

Great progress on both beauties!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love both pieces!!

mdgtjulie said...

Good progress on the needle roll, and on your TW. It's beautiful!!

Andrea said...

Wonderful progress on both pieces.

woolwoman said...

Love your Fruit of the Vine piece -A couple of my sampler guild friends were lucky enough to have taken this class and we'll be lucky to have Ellen visiting with our guild this weekend - how exciting is that! Melody

Katrina said...

Too cute, what a fun age!!! Love your band sampler :-).

Valerie said...

I am new to your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts! Your stitching is gorgeous and I love the needleroll that you are working on. Also, your TW is amazing...you are much braver than I!!! A true work of art!

Happy Stitching!

Valerie
A Shenandoah Sampler
http://samplerstitches.blogspot.com

Rhona said...

Your band sampler looks good, hope you didn't have to do too much frogging! As for the TW design...wow, can't wait to see more of it!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your band sampler is looking lovely, and the TW is amazing.