Showing posts from October, 2016

Snow bound

Yuck!!! 40 cm of snow fell this past weekend. The sun is trying desperately to pop through the cloud coverage but it's still not warm. A balmy -2c for a high today.

I've completed the stitching for Collette's mitten, more than 1/2 way through Louis' and have started a 3rd.

The pattern has 5 of these snowman mitten friends strung in a row, but the smallest one is on the crease of the booklet so it's harder to get a working copy made of it on the scanner. 

Mid October

Few new starts for this week. Stoney Creek's "1 cup @ a time" from the Jan/Feb '02 magazine. A quick 2 day stitch. This will wind up as someone's holiday gift. I've got an idea for who but not 100%.

I learned a new painting technique recently from a local shop, Sunday Morning Chic. The proprietor, Anita, has started holding workshops now that her store is in a more centralized location. The class I attended dealt with using her supplied paint brand Fusion. Using the beeswax rubbings to create worn spots we painted step stools. I think I will use this etching with a dark brown paint for this piece. Just have to hit up a few 2nd hand stores for a frame.

For another gift for some of my older customers, I started my first mitten from the pattern by Diane Arthurs called "Mitten Friends". The one i began yesterday will be Colette. 
I've stitched it on sparkly Aida.