Monday, February 27, 2017

Reptiles for February

I have not made much progress. I think I have done 100 stitches, but maybe not.
I never really introduced myself. I am Beth and I live in Illinois. I normally stitch needlepoint or Mill Hill bead kits, but I love this HAED and had to do it. I also have a son who had a bearded dragon. When I get it finished,it will belong to him.

February Birds

Mostly backstitching this month.

Jan. 30th

February 27th

Friday, February 24, 2017

Winnie the Pooh 2017 Intro

Hello everyone!  I got a late and rather inauspicious start on Winnie the Pooh II by MCG textiles.  So, I began in the upper left corner and immediately noticed the kit floss provided did not really match their descriptions (med green instead of dark green).  I decided to trust the pattern and begin.  I noticed the floss seemed thinner than DMC.  After stitching some, I was not happy with the coverage, nor the colors.  I looked up an online conversion and pulled the two dark green DMCs, which looked nothing like the kit floss.
They did look a lot more like the picture!  
I wonder if they stitched the model in DMC then kitted it up with some off brand cheap floss.  I frogged it all.  I will restart it with DMC.  Using my own thread I can do 3 over 2 for the darker colors if I feel it needs more coverage.  The kit fabric is 28 ct evenweave, the quality is ok and I prefer 28 count since this pattern has over 1 sections.

Hopefully next month I'll have something good to share!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Not Much to See Here

Hi guys I'm back!  A little late but meh that's okay.  I got caught up this month trying to finish the HAED challenge so I didn't get to work much on Birthstone Dragons but here it is so far:

I'm doing the border as I go so hopefully soon I'll be caught up.  See you all next (this) month!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

January 2017 - Happy Haunts

I started my new project and managed a bit of work, but not a full page. I used a cheap piece of 18ct Aida, so it scrolled up a bit crooked, but it shouldn't matter in the end: Haunts006