Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blackbird Designs Margaret Harris

 Here is a WIP that I pulled out for the WIPocalypse challenge.  I have not worked on this one for over a year.    And although I did not officially sign up for IHSW, I did join you in spirit.  I got quite a lot done Friday and Saturday night.  I am please with what I managed to do.  The story for this particular design is that I plan on modifying it and turning it into a Harvest/Halloween Sampler.  Pumpkins, spiders, wheat or corn stalks and crows.  The problem is, is that I haven't the time or energy or possibly even the talent to design something.  I would like to do a little research and see if I can't emulate designs from other samplers.  Hope you all had a productive weekend.  

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Pattern Coming Soon to the Shop~Headband and Corsage

Here is a new pattern I've worked up for a headband and corsage/bracelet.  Button Mum Headband and Corsage.  I think it's adorable.  The pattern is being tested right now, so I hope to have it ready for sale in a few days.  I really need to get some pics of this on my model though.  It's never the right time, or light, or mood ( the toddler's, not mine).

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Hat and WIPocalypse Update

First off, I just finished this hat today, and it has been a week in the making.  Not really sure if a beaver is on the top of anyone's wish list, but he is cute.  I am selling these in the shop and will hopefully write up the pattern when I have some time.  I have another hat that is finished as well, but I still need some pics.

Next up is my progress or backward progress for my WIPocalypse challenge.  I have taken out my Needlemaina 2, which is from The Sampler Life Yahoo group,  and have had to frog the bottom left corner. I was off one stitch to the left. This is why it became a UFO in the first place. I have finally finished frogging the snowflake and plan on continuing on tonight in front of the TV watching Downton Abbey.  I missed the first season, and I even missed the reruns last month...UGH.  I found out about it last summer and can't wait to watch.  I don't have Netflix, but my sister does, and I hope to get over there soon and start watching the first season.   Here are the pics of my before and after frogging.

The first full moon post over a Measi's is tomorrow, so I am right on top of it.  I'm excited to get more stitching done this year.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Hat in the Shop


Well, I've still been crocheting away.  I have finished 2 hat orders this week and have finished this design as well.   I really, really like it.  It is stitched with Vanna's Choice yarn, (one of my favorites for softness).  I crocheted it with a slightly bunchy top, and finished it with a tassel.  I used a soft color palette, and can't wait to try other colors.  I love the little crocheted *button* embellishments.  I wish I could crochet faster.  There is so much I want to try.  Right now my hand a wrist seem to be aching a bit.  I probably should give them a rest.  There was a blog post somewhere out there about hand and wrist exercises before and after crocheting.  I think I'll go look that up.
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Monday, January 2, 2012


A little late, but here is my list for Measi's WIPocalypse
I am really hoping this year to get some stitching done.  Last year was taken over by crochet, which will definitely be part of this year, but I would love to get some of these done.  Here's hoping.

Gathering Eggs by Mirablilia
Mary Wigham, download from Needleprint
Jenny Bean, Shakespeare's Peddler

NOEL, BHG Christmas Mag. 2004
Needlemania 2, from Samplerlife Yahoo Group
Dutch Sampler from The Gift of Stitching online magaizine
Margaret Harris, Blackbird Designs

The actual finishing of
Red House in Winter
Fa La La
Merry Skater
Pear Tree

Prairie Birds Ornaments
At least 5

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