Oct 31, 2015

Waning October Teaser

There are only a few hours remaining in the month of October 2015, up here in the mountains of Idaho.  It's too chilly and wet to play in the garden, so  here I am..... spending those hours stitching on a tiny goodie.  This is a little teaser and I wonder how many of you know what this might be. 

I'll post more as time passes so watch for my teasers.   I would love to day once a month, but I am not sure I can wait that long between pictures!
By the way, this is a challenge for me - one over one. But this  wonderful Nordic Blue linen in 28 count is so hard to resist. Tell me, how many of you like to work over 1 thread of your fabric?

Oct 13, 2015

Arc of White Revisited

 Recently, Facebook member Dana Burt contacted me to say she had completed a stitch project. Here is her story:

   "This is "Arc of White" from Deborah A. Dick of Tempting Tangles Designs. I'm not sure how long it took to stitch because I put it away during the demolition/remodel of the kitchen, and then when I did bring it out again, I found Frannie's fur (her sweet doggie companion) on it and started to cry too much to stitch it for a few days. (that fur is woven into the stitching, so she'll always be there) I did it on a much darker blue fabric than called for, so stitched with an LED worklight on my lap. I also used Dinky Dyes for the fibers. In spite of looking complicated, this was such a fun stitch! I enjoyed working on it so much. 
Arc of White has been brought to life many a time since then.  I think most people love the look of geometric look of lacy webs - spider and other - and my charming  resident garden arachnid is a delicate little beauty. 

Oct 6, 2015

Kisses and Hugs

The images here are just one more of those to be released in mid October.  

This design didn't make it into the recent newsletter.  

 By the way, I am guessing that none of you know just how difficult it is to photograph an version of purple and get it to look correct onscreen.  It takes an act of magic, honestly.  Here, you see the right shades, along with the other one you most surely saw in the newsletter.  If not, perhaps you will sign up - go see the signup form on the front page of this blog.

As for the rest of this intriguing design, do let your imagination run wild!