Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beading and stitching

Another productive stitching week.  I am very pleased with how my stitching plan has kept me motivated and I do hope it continues.  I believe a large part of the success is that I am constantly changing projects so it feels like a new start every day.

Thursday evenings are for Its About Time.  I put in another 300 stitches this week.

Friday evenings are for Shakespearean Fantasy - if it happens to be my compressed Friday Christmas Presence is on the frame in the morning and afternoon, but it was a regular Friday this week, so just the Fantasy:

More greens this week.  I have gone back to using my Fire for this section of the stitching.  The search and highlight function on ezPDF Reader makes it very easy to find and fill in the missing stitches.  I will be very happy to get those sections completed so I can go to the block/column stitching that I am using on Time as it is much faster for me.

The weekend is for my focus piece, currently Secret Victorian Garden.  Beading has been the order of business on this one.  Here's a little bit:

I do turn my beads to follow the direction of the design, so corners take a little bit of thinking and some beads end up on an angle.

And here is some more:

Picture should be clickable so you can see the beading
I had to do some fiddling with the area under the conservatory as I am using a hand-dyed 32-count fabric so solid beading doesn't quite fit. I think I left out two beads and if you look very closely you can see that some beads don't quite line up with the X.  Fortunately, the man on the trotting horse can't tell, so I am good with it.

Sunday mornings are for The Sampler Life SAL block.  February's block is from Susanne Schmidt Farbenfroh.

I am enjoying this one and stitching in a spiral.


Linda said...

Awesome progress on all of your projects Susan.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress on all your projects but the Chatelaine really takes the crown with all the beads! I love the way you have oriented the blue beads to suit the shape of the garden.

Robin in Virginia said...

Good for you, Susan! I agree with Jo on the bead orientation. Have a fabulous week!

Heather said...

Beautiful progress :)

Blu said...

So much gorgeous stitching!

Justine said...

I love seeing It's About Time, the detail and shading are amazing! Shakespearean Fantasy just blows my mind - I can't tell what's going on with all those greens but your highlighter function sounds like it's coming in useful!
Lovely beadwork too, I hope you're enjoying it.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! These beads look stunning and I love how the greens on SF are turning out ^_^

Terri said...

Beautiful stitching!!