Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Little Progress and NOVA

Here is the progress made on We Will Adore Him. The star does not stand out as much as I'd hoped...don't think I'll rip it out, though. That is most of the x's except for an angel that goes about where the needle is. To finish, there are a lot of colonial knots and some beads and several brass buttons.

I finally splurged and got the pattern for NOVA. It just looks like it will be so much fun to stitch (on 18 ct canvas) with so many gorgeous colors of DMC and Anchor threads and lots of specialty stitches. I would start it right now if I had a piece of canvas large enough. But, I don't and really should try to complete a few WIPs first. So....'s my plan--to save change in this bottle until I have enough to buy the canvas and some of the thread. By then I should have some pieces out of the way!

I stitched Rainbow Row in 1979. Mid-1700 row houses on East Bay St. in Charleston, SC.


Becky K in OK said...

WWAH is looking great. The NOVA pieces looks like a lot of stitches. Have fun.

Barbara said...

Your change jar is a brilliant idea! I've been on the wagon for a couple of months now, and it's really getting on my nerves! LOL!!

Wanda said...

WWAH is really coming along, beautiful! Great idea about the jar; what a big project you are so brave!

Daffycat said...

Your WWAH is so sweet; I'm looking forward to seeing the embellishments. And I think the subtle star looks very nice.

The change bottle is a fab idea!

Nova is huge! I'd not seen the pattern before; very pretty.

Lastly, I love Rainbow's fun to see a stitcher's early projects!

DH said...

I like the Nova too, you guys keep after her to make sure she finishes it!

Von said...

Hi Mary,
I'm wondering if you might not want to backstitch around the star with a golden color to bring it out better. It does get a little lost in the linen and backstitching would be an easy fix. Just a thought. :)

NOVA is an awesome project and once you get started, I'll be faithfully watching your progress! Great idea to set aside extra change. It's kinda hard to get at in that bottle so you probably won't be pilfering it for anything else. :D

Stitchingranny said...

Nova looks intersting, I look forward to seeing it develope. What a good idea to have a bottle for your spare change - I think I will have to copy this idea.

Lelia said...

Good going! You are nearly done with We Will Adore Him. I have to get that pattern out & stitch it one of these days. Yours is lovely. And NOVA? Wow. that is ambitious stitching : )