Tag Archives: needlework

WIP Weds: Boutis Progress and Ornament Stitching

I have a quick update on the boutis scissors case embroidery project. I am still working on the running stitches around the edges of the pattern. I have completed the three circles that will form the flap of the scissors … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

New Start — Boutis Scissors Case

My stitchy bug is still off buzzing around somewhere, but I have started a new project. I have started stitching a boutis scissors case from a kit. This is a class that is being taught at my embroidery guild. Boutis … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

WIP Weds: Prairie Schooler Stitching

I needed a break from big stitching projects, so I went through my stash of cross-stitch charts and pulled out the “Evergreen” pattern by The Prairie Schooler. I am stitching the motifs as separate ornaments rather than as one big … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

WIP Weds: Pinch Purse Completed

Hold on because this is going to be an image-heavy post. I finished my pinch purse this week. After I finished stitching the little ribbon embroidery motifs, I had to cut out the fabric pieces. Then I had to cover … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework | Tagged , | 5 Comments

WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well (Soooo close!)

These are the days I curse my day job for taking away so much potential stitching time. I am very close to completing the All Shall Be Well cross-stitch piece, but I have not quite finished. Over this past weekend … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework, Rabbit Girl Crafts | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well, Part 1,000

Backstitching is happening here on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch quotation. Once upon a time, I didn’t like to do backstitching. I thought it was tedious and boring. But, it makes such a difference in a project. Here is … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework, Rabbit Girl Crafts | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

WIP Weds: All Shall Be Well Progress

Time to show my progressĀ on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch project. I am dedicating my stitching time to this now, so I can complete it sometime this lifetime. Here is my overdue WIP Wednesday update. This is what “All … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework, Rabbit Girl Crafts | Tagged , , ,

Free Vintage Needlework Patterns Online

Thanks to university libraries and dedicated individuals in the United States and around the world, it is possible to find hundreds of free, out-of-copyright needlework and embroidery books and patterns online. If you are interested in embroidery history or vintage … Continue reading

Posted in Books and Reading, Cross-Stitch and Needlework | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Securing Your Pattern While Stitching

What do you do with your cross-stitch or needlework pattern while stitching? How to you secure it or keep it close so you can refer to it when needed? Someone asked this on a cross-stitch forum recently, and I had … Continue reading

Posted in Cross-Stitch and Needlework, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Friday Finds — 02/17/17

Friday Finds is my weekly round-up of needlework, textile, books and art links from my wanderings around the web. This Week’s Links: Do you want to frame your own cross-stitch pieces but aren’t sure how to do it? Here’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Creative News and Links | Tagged , | 3 Comments