Monday, January 19, 2009

Still working on it!

I actually finished one of my pieces. It's a gift and I took pictures but you'll have to wait to see what I made.

I started on a freebie last night - the tracing paper wasn't cooperating. I tried pencil and the design kept disappearing!! I had to laugh- it was a comedy of spooks making my markings disappear! I was watching Mr. Mom - an old favorite that I found on TV while I was stitching - still enjoyed it after all these years.

This piece is embroidered. I forgot how much I like embroidery. I saw this piece on Staci's site in October and just got the notion that I needed to do one, too! Gotta love those freebies! I'm using 2 strands of DMC floss on white flannel. You can almost see the design if you look hard! I am using an outline stitch, but maybe a backstitch would be better. Maybe I'll use both- the backstitch is a very versatile stitch.

I appreciate your stopping by and as always, enjoy your comments. In this freezing cold, you are my only outside contacts!! How sad is that! We just finished a single digit cold spell which lasted a week- you folks in the north know what I'm talking about!! Brr.....


Ginnie said...

Looking forward to see how this turns out!!

Daffycat said...

Ooo, pretty!

I am so tired of the cold...I wish it would snow but no, it's just cold.

staci said...

Very nice Jean~~this will be lovely when finished!!!

Stay Warm!!! Of course, you could come visit me...70's today and tomorrow, unbelievable!

Michele said...

Can't wait to see it grow :) Looks very pretty so far!