Monday, February 29, 2016

Elegant Giesha Part 5

Ok I got a lot more done on this then I thought would have. Just can't put her down. I really love the colors on this one and yes normally I wait to do the backstitching until the end but her face was really bugging me without the details.

Lastly seen other people take angled pictures of there cross stitch so I took one on Friday before most of my progress occurred.

Man I love the colors on this project.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Elegant Geisha 4

I really love the colors of this one. Unfortunately the picture just does not give it justice. Guess I need to try to take s photo of this sometime unde different lighting. 
I recently realized that one of the stitches required for this one, daisy stitch, is s prominent stitch my great grandmother used in the pillows I posted pictures of the the previous post! I have never find this stitch and will be practicing it before stitching it onto this. Want to make sure I do it right. That and this crazy knot can't remember what it is called but it's like a longated French knot. Instead of wrapping the string s few times around the needle the gloss basically covers the whole needle. Definitely need to practice that one.

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Last month we went through my late grandparents' sold house I order to pack everything up. To either keep, donate, sale or throw away. Didn't have much time so it wasn't an easy task. One thing I learned while cleaning out was that my great grandmother stitched and crocheted. 

The lace on these are very intracite and was hand done by my great grandmother.

Love the colors in the last one. Also like be that the hearts one if the pillow cases are all done by French knots!

So cur and woe French knots! Love the colors in the other one.

Lastly we found some of the items made by my mom and given to my grandmother. My mom is incredibly talented the Bears in the first picture are under 6 inches in length!

The patterns in the zebra and giraffe where hand painted!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Elegant Giesha 3

I got more done on this then I was expecting considering I worked for part of the weekend. Really loving the blues in her dress.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Elegant Giesha

Here is progress on my current wip. Did more then I thought I would it was s pretty busy week. Loving the colors so far.