Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A real still life challenge

In the past week I've struggled with my latest still life composition.  It wasn't the apple, but the "simple" spoon I put alongside the apple that became my nemesis.  I've decided silverware is NOT simple to translate into hooking.  I'm glad I didn't try a fork, thinking about getting the tines right makes me shiver.  I'm still not completely happy with the spoon, so it will get tweeked a bit more.  I actually already have tweeked it 5 times! This truly was a challenge. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Holiday runner applique pattern

I started this runner a few weeks ago but have had company this past week so I just got it finished.  Before you know it the cool weather will be here and then Christmas.  Time just seems to fly anymore.  I did want to get this pattern out in plenty of time before the Christmas season is upon us.  Patterns and kits should be showing up at Whistle stop in the next couple of weeks.  Happy stitching!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Backyard visitor

So today, while sitting in my kitchen with my cup of coffee, a little visitor appears.  It's been really hot and by the looks he thought so too.  He took a few minutes to rest and then went on his way.  I'm thinking I may just have to make a hooking of him.  The diagonal of the railing will make for a good composition, I'm thinking. Hmm.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

finished, almost...

Today I was able to finish the hooking portion of "Coffee, black with sugar, please".  I'm very pleased with the result.  Now, on to the lacing and framing.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Black coffee with sugar please

Saturday was a raining day here, 4" of rain, not just a sprinkle.  As I sat and had my morning coffee I was thinking about what still life designs I could come up with.  I originally was thinking about fruits and vegetables.  But then I realized that we had little in the refrigerator.  I was not about to go grocery shopping in the pouring rain.  We'll just make do with what is in the pantry.  As I sat with my cup of coffee and my bowl of cereal, there's always cereal and milk in our house, I thought why not what is right in front of me.  That is how "Black coffee with sugar please"  came about.  I sketched up a design but then had to put it aside for some other things that needed getting done.  Sunday came and I pulled out my design, fiddled with it a bit, and then got it transferred to my linen backing.  I did a bit of the hooking but then had to go do other things.  I got back to it this morning and made good progress.  I'm not done yet but got a really good amount done.  Progress for now...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A new applique pattern... Pumpkin Runner

I just finished up a new applique runner.  It is 10" x 25".  I'll have the pattern and kits available in a week or two at Whistle Stop .