Sunday, January 19, 2014

It May be Poison.....

....but it sure was fun to stitch!  I completed Warts & All today using Amy Bunger's stitch guide.  It is my favorite of her poison bottles, perhaps because it is a saying that my grandfather used to use!  I loved the layers and on the green bottle and it was so much fun to work on and went really fast!  I do wish that I had used the Identipen to color the canvas for the green background ~ I am not happy with the white that shows through.  I am thinking about going back over it with some flow that matches, but I am finished with it for now!  When I finish the other poison bottles that I have, I will make that decision before I send them off to the finisher!

So, here it is, warts and all.........

(notice the witchy hair growing from the warts no the cork!)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Banner Day!

My completion of The Tudors Home Study Project is a true testament to "get 'r dun"!  I had completed all but two Jessica's around the green cabochons and attaching the peyote beading to the canvas.  I could not get either element to look the way I wanted it to , never mind to look the way Amy's does!  Well, I just decided to power through and I finally took the last stitch this afternoon!  I have no idea what I am going to do with this project, but I learned a great deal while stitching it and I think that Amy's ideas are amazing!

I am working away on my Librarian Owl from Zecca and loot forward to completing him this weekend (fingers crossed!).

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It's About Time!

Well, in fact, it IS about time that I made a post to the practically defunct Faith of a Spider Blog!  I have been busily stitching, however!
I finally completed Henry's Stocking and sent it Down Under to him in Sydney.  It enjoyed a happy greeting from Henry and Jeanne and hung next to Teddy and Eloise's Stockings for the 1st year!  Whew!  Here is a photo of the finished project.  Notice that I left the lion's mane long so that Jeanne could decide how wild she wanted it to be when the stocking got to her!

I have searched my photos and do not low why this is the only one that I can find, but here it is in all it's glory! I will look for the other photos to post.

Among other things, I was inspired by my stitching friend, Judy, to work on the Thanksgiving Trio from Sandra Gilmore.  I have completed Miles and Priscilla and love the way that they turned out.

(Turkey has background completed!)
They cannot wait for me to finish the turkey to go with them!  These are Nancy Laux's stitch guides and my favorite thing that she has done!  I love them and I anxiously await the "Brave One" and "little Feather" companions.
Another smaller finish was the green owl from Needleworks series by Raymond Crawford.  This is such a cute little fellow

I loved this last owl in the series for me!  He is so happy and fun!

Mary, Pam, Laurie, and I headed to Memphis for a stitching get away with Amy Bunger and Jill Wilensky!  Aside from being great fun, we actually got some stitching accomplished as well!  I started work on my Brooch for Amy's Tudors home study and created the "eye" for my Ouch! project using the same technique.  

The Holiday's took over and I had to put the stitching aside!  However, I started New Years Eve on a new project.....the Librarian Owl from Zecca.  He is very fun!  Photos to come!

Thank you for the "blog" encouragement......will try to blog more in 2014!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ciao 2013

List of Projects completed in 2013
(for posterity's sake!)

Green Owl from Raymond Crawford
Shark Week Mini Stocking
Shaw's "This is your Life Belt"
Henry Bridger's Stocking
Gunner Wedding Book
Aquamarine from Ruth Schmuff Mystery Class
Keep Calm & Needlepoint
Hedge Hog Key Fob
Lily Owl from Raymond Crawford
Archemides Owl from Raymond Crawford
Miles from Sandra Gilmore
Priscilla from Sandra Gilmore
Associated Talents Carrot
Fantasy Flower #1
Fantasy Flower #2
Fantasy Flower #3
Melissa Shirley Egg for EHS Auction