Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Let It Snow!

I'm a strange one....I love shoveling snow.  But my
back doesn't like it.  So my beloved balcony is
just right for me!

Maybe they are in the sun somewhere.  These cars haven't moved for days

This is before the first snow plow drove down this road.  It managed to
make a total mess and expose the solid sheet of ice.

I love snow!  We went for a walk and I thought of days gone by.....
Steve, you know what days I'm talking about!  Susan....you'd HATE it
here this week!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Old and New finshes

Two Seasons - Spring has Sprung and Golden Autumn
borders finished - will be applied to deco pillows

Long Dog Spirit Of Vierlande - stitching finished in 2010
Edging is now complete.  Two Seasons pieces on either side

Spirit of Vierlande - it is now a great table piece
Sort of  old-German meets modern decorating!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Two Seasons - Golden Autumn and Spring has Sprung

Two Seasons - Golden Autumn

Two Seasons - Spring has Sprung
The pieces in the series "Two Seasons" are now stitched.  I like the way they turned out.  I don't think you can see in the photos the metallic threads but both pieces have  shine to them.

Two Seasons

Two Seasons

I kicked around the idea of sewing them together, back to back, but that was not my original conception. They need to be side by side so you can compare them. I'm not quite sure what I am going to do with them. I may finish them off with a hardanger edge so that they can be cut out. The only problem with that is then the backs are readily visible and, let's face it, blackwork backs aren't like hardanger backs! I may just sit on them for a while until I decide. They definitely need to be washed though....the pencil outlines are still way too visible. I don't think there will be a problem with that though as the thread is all DMC. I don't think metallic thread fades.  Susan....am I write about that??