Monday, May 17, 2010

May Project Updates

Still working on the overlay X-Stitch but am excited because I now get to work on the block letters! Here is the beginning of the B (for Abbott) and my progress as of May 17.

I just started knitting the first Christmas Stocking (of two this year) for Tyson. I will have to put in double duty. As soon as I am done with Tyson's I have to start one for Luke. Two grandchildren in one year means I have to hustle on these.

I have a beginning strip on my pillow for Flanders lace. I will be taking Flanders at the lace convention this summer so wanted to do some practice pieces so I would feel more comfortable
in class.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mari's tote bag!

Here are some pictures of my grand daughters tote bag. The idea to make a bag to carry her music books to class came to me last January. I was checking out a needlepoint store in Salt Lake City and among the many painted canvases I found a picture of a violin! Just perfect to stitch for Mari who plays the violin. I decided to make the bag and sew it on as a pocket. Here she is showing off her birthday present : )

I have been working on an overlay X-Stitch pattern for my daughter. I think it will look great when it is done. The last name will be stitched over the established 2005.

I finished this bobbin lace mat last month. I love the shades of purple in the thread so have decided to make a scarf out of the same material. It will be a long term project for sure!