Sunday, August 14, 2016

New Starts

This year our EGA Chapter has a needlepoint SAL and a cross stitch SAL.  We had Kathy Rees from Needle Delights Originals come last year and speak to our Chapter.  Since she has so many beautiful projects and brought kits for everything (she was on her way to market), the needlepoint SAL was member choice of any Kathy Rees projects.  I chose Color Delights Rainbow.  I started on July 12th and finished on August 9th which is a super quick stitch for me.  The called for Vineyard Silks were used.  It was a fun stitch and there is plenty of silk left over to use in another project.  If you're a cross stitcher this type of counted needlepoint is a perfect project.
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For the linen SAL, we chose a specific project from Amy Mittens 80 Days Around the World projects she is releasing this year.  We chose Excursion #1 Scotland.   I ordered the chart and threads preferring to select my own linen (which is 32 count Vintage Pearled Barley from Lakeside).  I started this right in January and later set it down to work on Shores of Hawk Run.  I'll be picking this up again soon.    I love that this sampler includes personalizing it with family members initials and I've enjoyed stitching this to date.  What I have left is fairly densely stitched so lots more to go!
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I've not stitched with Amy's silks before.  The colors are beautiful and seems to have a lot of twist to them.  You can see it in the photo below.  This project also uses some couched chenille for the grass and steps of a house that is yet to be stitched in on my project.  That's going to be new for me!
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With the prior post, that mostly brings everyone up to date on what I've been working on stitching wise this year.  It seems I've been doing more stitching than anything else.   What are you working on?  I'll be back again soon, I hope all your stitches are happy ones!

16 comments:

krayolakris said...

Beautiful work, Jackie! I'm still knitting away on hats & vests for Wool-Aid with a little bit of stitching now & then.

Susan said...

Congrats on your finish! It's gorgeous.

Barb said...

I am impressed with how organized you are....love your projects.

Annie said...

Beautiful needlepoint. Love the colors. Reminds me of the 70's style that I did a lot of. Can I be that old?

Pretty sampler too. Do you like Lakeside linen? Is it stiff?

Marilyn said...

Great projects.
Love the canvas piece, so colorful.
Marilyn

averyclaire.org said...

Love both your new projects although I am partial to the sampler one. I love all the muted colors!

Mariela Alethia said...

Beautiful, beautiful needlework.

Vickie said...

The needlepoint is so very pretty Jackie. The sampler sounds very interesting.

tonyamay said...

I like the colorful needlepoint piece. What will you do with it?

Carol said...

Two very different projects, but both so pretty, Jackie! I do love the look of Amy's silks. I had never heard of them before, but they look wonderful. I need to get busy and do another blog post, soon--I am the worst when it comes to procrastinating with my blog :)

Enjoy what's left of your August (where is 2016 going?!!)...

ruthsplace said...

Gorgeous stitching!I really love the first one.

I've been doing a lot of spinning and I've been crocheting blankets.

woolwoman said...

Congrats on your KR SAL finish Jackie! It's gorgeous, I can't believe how you turned on the turbo needle and got that project buttoned up.
You have a lot done on your Amy SAL too, more than I remembered, YGG! Hope you're having a great weekend, Mel

Brigitte said...

Oh my, your needlepoint project looks absolutely gorgeous. Such vibrant colours.
And you made a great start on the Scotland part of Amy Mitten's 80 Days. I love the idea to stitch different samplers from different parts of the world. These silks must be wonderful to stitch with. I rarely stitch with silks these days as they are so hard to get over here. But I still have some of Vikki Clayton's silks in my stash and use them every now and then.

Simone de Klerk said...

Great projects you are and have been working on!

Marjo said...

They are all lovely. I have never tried the Vineyard Silks. Will have to google them to read up. Your work is gorgeous as always.

geeky Heather said...

Congrats on finishing that Kathy Rees piece!! What bright, cheery colors! Using that chenille will be fun.