Thursday, February 10, 2011

Faerie Bride HAED & Wedding Sampler

I have updates of Faerie Bride and the Wedding sampler to share with you all. Forgive the bad photos. I didn't realize how bad they were until I got them on my computer. I will do better next time promise.
Here's Faerie Bride (HAED). I am hating the confetti on this one, dunno why it's different from other confetti but I really don't like it. So having to force myself to get through it. Thankfully I think I"m past the worst of it for a bit. To date:

The other piece I've worked on a lot more (and it's quick to stitch) is the Big Toe Designs Wedding Sampler for my friends. I'm liking this one alot, it's quick and easy. But it's also on a gorgeous linen with silks. This picture does not do it justice unfortuantely, but here it is regardless:

I had a breakthrough on my canvas piece that I was really struggling with last night. So an update of that coming up.
Also last weekend I taught myself to do odd-count peyote stitch, but none of my photos of the little practice bracelet turned out (all blurry) so I'll get B/F to take a pic with the fancy camera for next time. Up on the agenda is to learn even-count peyote stitch, I'm struggling with the turn around, so any tips would be appreciated!
(I know as if I needed more different crafts to do, but what can you do) :)

Teaser: My birthday is coming up near the end of Feb. So watch for another blog giveaway later this month. It will be multiple different packages to win again as that seems to be the post popular, smaller packages but more winners! :)

Happy Stitching!

12 comments:

Meari said...

The wedding sampler is turning out really good, Mel. Can't wait to see the other updates (canvas and beading)!

Deb said...

Both look wonderful, but your Wedding piece must be a walk in the park as far as stitching compared to your HAED. My friend likes to stitch HAED's and I don't know how she gets through them!! Can't wait to see updates on both your pieces.

Nancy M said...

Both pieces look nice.I can sympathize with the confetti and it's good you have another piece to work on to give you a break.

Pumpkin said...

Your WIP pictures look great Mel!

Ouuuuuu....can't wait ;o)

Justflo said...

Great WIPS. Good progress.

Looking forward to watching them grow.





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Carolyn NC said...

Nice progress on both!

RuthB said...

Congrats on your progress, and happy bday in advance!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Both of your projects are looking wonderful. I love the Victorian look to the Wedding Sampler!

I haven't done bead weaving in a long time (I stick mostly to stringing), but there are some wonderful video tutorials up on YouTube for weaving. Auntiesbeads does some stitch-by-stitch peyote projects on YT. The site for Bead & Button magazine also has a newand very detailed tips & tricks for Odd Count Peyote up under Ask Anna (item 1 on the image carousel at the top of the site) that may be useful. Hope this helps. Happy Stitching and Beading!

silentsgirl said...

Both are looking lovely, but boy do I sympathize with confetti and having to push yourself through it. Hope it gets easier!

Katrien said...

Great update. Hopefully not to much confetti-stitches in the rest of it.

Vicky L said...

your stitching update is great! I can't wait to see more.

EvalinaMaria said...

Your pictures are not so bad and stitching is lovely!