Sunday, February 10, 2013

Some Finishes and Leo's Sampler

This is "Lone Star", a needlpoint based on the Texas Flag.  It was mounted in a rustic frame on a wool background with a twisted cord that hopefully looks a bit like a rope.  It was designed by Kathy Fielder of the Greater Dallas Chapter EGA.  I'll be teaching it at the Fort Worth Chapter EGA this month. It was a super fun stitch!

Here's another needlepoint, but a tiny one.  It's just under 2 inches.  The design is by Mary Polityka Bush and I finished it into a two sided pin keep.  It's mounted on large metal buttons with a flower trim around the edge.  This was also an EGA project.

I took a break from needlepoint and did this Elizabeth's Designs punchneedle.  I finishd it into a pin cushion and filled it with crushed walnut shells.  This is the first time I've used the walnut shells as a pin cushion stuffer - I love the feel and weight of it!

Leaving you with the progress on Leo's baby sampler.  Maybe I can have it finished by his first birthday :)

Happy stitching and stay warm!!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

What lovely projects! I have all the supplies to learn punch needle but haven't had the time to attempt it yet. I also love the weight and feel of the crushed walnut shells.

Your Lone Star tribute is really cute! Hope you have a great class of stitchers.