Monday, April 21, 2014

Ready for Some Pictures?

A Happy belated Easter to you all! 
Hope yesterday was a joyous celebration. 

I've been meaning to show some pictures and I've FINALLY gotten to taking them. 

Four De Lys by Ink Circles
Peoria Purple WDW 28ct linen
Waterlillies Parfait silk
As you can see I'm just over half done with the Ink Circles - I am loving this stitch. I'm using a hoop and am getting creases in the fabric that are ironing out, but the cloth still visually shows where the hoop was. How do I get them out? I've tried sprinkling water on the fabric but I can still see the marks. 

This is the Portland, ME Headlight Lighthouse that I started in 2000. I am working on the blue mass just above the lighthouse. This one is being stitched on 14ct aida. If I am remembering correctly - it's 36"x 36" solid stitching. I want to get moving on this!

Now, MJ and I started out 272 Words SAL last Tuesday. That was the 149th anniversary of Lincoln's death. I hope we are able to finish this before Nov 19th which would be the 151st anniversary of Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address. 

This is Mary Jane's
It is being stitched on Mello linen
and I believe she is using DMC...
Mary Jane - are you using DMC? 

This is mine
I'm stitching on Country French 28ct
Cafe Mocha with DMC
The linen is looking very washed out - it is not nearly that light. But, I am wishing I had gotten something as pretty as MJ's.

If I want to get in the stitching chair today I better get moving. Just a few more errands to go! 

Have a wonderful day!


Shebafudge said...

Lovely stitching :)

Vickie said...

I do hope you can find an answer to the hoop marks. It is so lovely.

stitchersanon said...

Wow, some stunning projects there!

Linda said...

Wonderful progress Denise.


CalamityJr said...

Aww... Love the Peoria purple. Hopefully it's a bit more purple that the photo. The floss is, I know. Your progress is amazing. You must really be enjoying this stitch! (as you should - it's gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

Great projects.
That Lighthouse piece is intense, but will be so pretty when done.

Chris said...

Lovely WIPs!

Angela said...

Your stitching is always amazing, I love to see your WIPs and finished works. As for the hoop marks, I get them and never worry over them, as they always disappear when I hand wash and press a finished piece before framing. I don't know if it makes a difference that I always work on Aida. I have noticed that's my wooden hoops make more marks than my spring loaded metal circle underneath that fits into plastic circle on top of fabric. It can't be tightened and fabric cannot be pulled in it.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The Ink Circles design is lovely, such beautiful colours.

I don't use a hoop so no help there I'm afraid. Maybe once it's stretched they won't show?

Annie said...

Love those pastel threads. Sometimes people wet the fabric, towel dry, roll it up in the towel and put it in the freezer. Bring it out the next day and the wrinkles supposedly come out easily. Watch out that the handyed thread doesnt run.

Maggee said...

Considering that your fabric is overdyed, and your threads are hand-dyed too--must be careful about any washing or rinsing... I think the wrinkles will not be an issue when you are finished. The design in that color on the mottled fabric... stretched...should be okay. Loving the piece so far. I like Tracy's work! Hugs!

Anne said...

I agree with Maggee. I use a hoop for my smalls and the wrinkles always come out when I iron it. Beautiful Ink Circles design! I love Tracy's stuff!!