Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Little Bit of Stitchin'

There has been stitching going on this week. Here you can see the almost finished bottom portion of the birth sampler. Notice the "in progress" hardanger band. I'm trying to get the outer borders completed before I go back to removing threads and weaving the bars.

This is a close-up of the corner. You can see the inner hardanger border, the Algerian Eyelet stitches between the satin stitched rows, and one of the funky hearts that are in all four corners.

And here you can see what the hardanger section looks like with the threads removed, but before the remaining threads are wrapped and woven. The Algerian eyelets on the right side are only half done. The first half of the stitches is worked in one pass and the second half is worked on a second pass.

And in between stitching sessions, I managed to make a muslin of this, Simplicity 2690. I'm making the short sleeve V-neck tunic. I hope to have a finished top to show you soon.

9 comments:

Shannon said...

Absolutely amazing and beautiful!

Vicki W said...

Your embroidery is beautiful! Hardanger is my favorite form of embroidery - which begs the question of why am I working on a cat cross stitch piece?

Julia said...

I only know of one word to describe your work and it isn't sufficient! Incredible!
I want, no I need, to know how to do this kind of work!

Kathy said...

amazing hand work. I wish my eyes were still good enough to see those tiny stitches!

Marsha said...

Wonderful, wonderful stitching! Very beautiful!

Christina said...

You do beautiful work, Shannon. :-)

Rachel said...

That sampler is absolutely gorgeous!!! You are so talented!!!

Piper said...

That is just stunning! Beautiful work!

Christina said...

Hi Shannon! Just wondering...how is Summer Fields progressing? I ask because I have a similar lavender/yellow small floral print, and I'm curious to see how the outfit will look when smocked.

Have you ever made AS&E's Sherbet Fizz? It is a GREAT style on older girls. I've made it in a couple of different colors of broadcloth, and it never fails. The pattern is also really quick to assemble.(I published a couple of pictures on my blog.)

I took a look back over some of your earlier posts -- you say that you hate bullion knots, but your work is lovely! :-)