Saturday, December 22, 2007

Another Sampler

The left upper stitches are three layers of cretan stitch. Upper right is layered fly stitch. The top middle is varied density buttonhole stitch. The rows at the bottom are the herringbone stitch using various threads.

Previous Sampler

I used a purchased hand painted linen and experimented with stitches, line, shapes, & color. I like the effect these colors have on the pink linen.

Previous Sampler

These are a variety of practice stitches. The linen was lightly hand painted. This sampler didn't scan too well: the colors are prettier than it shows.

Embroidery Sampler for Lesson 5

I haven't posted in a while. I've been busy trying to get an appliqued tee shirt finished for my great-granddaughter, Macyn.
This sampler is an experiment in painting my own linen. I used fabric pens, one of which turned out to be a neon color. So, the piece is pretty wild. I'd like to go on to do Lesson 6, but Christmas activities are in the way. Maybe I'll attempt the challenge next year.

I'm having my 79th birthday on January 3! Yikes! I'm almost 80!!! I sure don't feel that old. I want to take a watercolor workshop in the south of France next summer. I feel I need to get into shape for that. After the first of the year, I will definitely start doing Pilates again.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

I think I'm finished. I could go on until there is no longer any felt visible, but I want to start Lesson 4 - density. These embroidery pieces are addictive. I have several other projects I need to be working on for Xmas, two of which are for my great-granddaughter, Macyn. I can't stay away from the samplers, tho. Must practice discipline!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


If you're curious about what thread and what stitches I used, here it is. For a much larger version, click on the image.

Progress on Sampler

Here is more progress on my Lesson 3 sampler. I'm wondering if I am getting carried away with my color selections. I probably won't be able to tell until I'm almost finished. I love working on 100% wool felt. I recently ordered a whole bunch more in lovely colors.

PLOS Project Lesson 3

I chose blue 100% wool felt to do my Lesson 3 sampler: using line as the design element. I'm playing with colors again, of course! See next post for a progress report.