Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dorothy Is Back....

but progress is slow. I am stressed over the over 1 stitches. The crosses on 40ct are very tiny and I am not happy with them! I jump over and start the next band, the eyelets - lots of them ha ha!


Can you see, only a few over 1 words?



I am happy that all the satin stitch alphabets are done, they are a joy to stitch!



The other reason for Dorothy's slow progress is because I got distracted by other projects along the way ha ha!

I am at the final stage in my hardanger SAL. This last part consists of dove's eyes and buttonhole bars. They are all round the doily, between the row of klosters and the buttonholed edge. With multiple projects on going, it may take me a while to complete these!


A closer look at the little white flower, the edelweiss. Isn't it pretty?



My ornament for the month is done. I chose LHN Peppermint Twist, stitched on 32ct Amber Linen using DMC and overdyed threads.



Isn't this bag beautiful? It's a gift from my friend, Kristine. She even made a small pouch to go with the bag. I love them, thank you very much Kris!



Next update, I will show works done on Summer. Thank you for visiting my blog. All your comments are greatly appreciated!

Happy Easter!

Hugs,
Ellen

21 comments:

gracie said...

Good progress and the Hardanger is coming along nicely.

wranglerkate said...

Ellen - I so enjoy seeing pix of your hardanger. Your work is incredibly beautiful and even. Thanks so much for sharing!

Giovanna said...

All of your stitching is just gorgeous - great progress!

Anne said...

The sampler is stunning Ellen! I know that the 1 over 1 on 40 ct is hard so taking a break from it is good, gives your eyes a rest! Love the hardanger and the pretty bag!

Solstitches said...

I have the same problem Ellen.
The verse on my Scarlet Letter sampler is over one although not quite so bad for me as my fabric is 36ct.
You are doing a beautiful job with the stitching so far.
Your Hardanger piece is gorgeous and what a lovely bag and pouch from your friend.

Hugs,
Margaret

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

All your pieces are beautiful, Ellen! I understand the over one on 40 being a pain but to me, it looks great. I LOVE your hardanger piece - truly a work of art.

Linda said...

Great progress on the sampler. Congrats on the cute finishes.

Linda

Carol said...

Really lovely stitching, Ellen. I don't know how people stitch over one on 40 ct. I tried it once and it looked too crowded. Would a tent stitch work? Your newest ornament is so pretty--I've always meant to stitch that one, too. Love your new bag as well--lucky you!

Happy Easter to you and your family...

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

very beautiful stitching,
bisus from FRANCE

Mylene said...

All progress are looking beautiful and wow! What a lovely gifts you received from your friend.

Annette-California said...

All your stitching is beautiful. The whitework piece - STUNNING! Very pretty Christmas ornament, the colors are so soft. And what beautiful gifts you received from Kris. The handbag and pouch look fantastic. I admire you stitching over 1 on 40ct. love Annette

Chris said...

That hardanger is beautiful the stitching so fine. Well done, something I have still to tackle!
Blogged hopped and found you so I shall pop back to see your progress.
Chris x

Lillie said...

Fabulous progress on all and a lovely gift you received.

Tatkis said...

Wonderful processes and finishes!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Hello Ellen,

your hardanger embroidery is great.

Greetings
Anja

Sally said...

Lovely stitching Ellen. Your sampler is looking wonderful.

Marie said...

Wow, your Hardanger is gorgeous.

Dorothy looks beautify as well. I love the smaller counts over one but it can be hard on the eyes.

Your friend is quite talented, the bag is wonderful.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Bisous bisous

Bine said...

I love all your projects. Pretty sure somewhere in my stash peppermint twist is hiding too. Will have to o digging for it. :) hmmmm, I like the amber linn a lot!
Dorothy is a beauty, but I feel with you about stitching over one on 40ct. It stresses me out too....but it looks great!

Bine said...

I love all your projects. Pretty sure somewhere in my stash peppermint twist is hiding too. Will have to o digging for it. :) hmmmm, I like the amber linn a lot!
Dorothy is a beauty, but I feel with you about stitching over one on 40ct. It stresses me out too....but it looks great!

Deb said...

Beautiful work! Love your blog!