Aug 26, 2010

Quaker Rocky Road - WIP update

My friend Chelsea Yates is stitching away on this wonderfully fun design.  Here are some snips in a collage so you can see the bits and pieces that make this design so special.  You can see more on my main site Tempting Tangles Designs  or
at my Etsy Shop

Aug 25, 2010

First Light - WIP another update

I am on a tight time schedule to get this stitched for TGOS - I must have it all done and nicely framed BEFORE November !!  I am almost half way done  - but there are still more stitches in the clouds, then the sun (You knew there had to be sun,) Then the bit of text and a pretty bottom border.  Oh, and a cartouche with initials and date.  Yum yum!

Aug 24, 2010

First Light - WIP

I'm working on something new  - You will see the entire piece in December's 'The Gift of Stitching'.  It is a miniature companion piece to another design of mine that most of you know well by now.

Keep watching......


Aug 21, 2010

Quaker Rocky Road WIP

Stitching has begun on Quaker Rocky Road!  Chelsea Ann is hungrily stitching away on this, one of my newest designs.  The planned the plaid borders such as they remind me of those dainty waffle cookies you find in ice cream parlors.

Many years ago, and maybe it is still there, I visited a wonderful bakery shop in Carmel-By-The-Sea (California).  It sold buttery rich shortbread cookies stamped and pierced with the prettiest of designs.  A bird, a stylized daisy, ornate letters of alphabet - and some were crisscrossed in a sort of plaid design, as I recall.  And then there were those great big waffle cookies that took all afternoon to munch - and everything in between! 

The borders on this design are all reminiscent of those carefree jaunts, wandering up the steeply sloped streets of Carmel, now so far away.  Perhaps I will return one day.

See a little more on my main site.

Aug 8, 2010

Swiss Topiary WIP alternate colors

Yes, I am still working on Swiss Topiary from Crown Stitches (2008 SAL) after all this time!  I have been a little preoccupied as you may know with the Counted Wishes Festival.  I am trying out some various color combinations on this Quaker freebie.  I really need to get this done so I can move along to all those other goodies in my stash!              -Deb in Idaho