Magical Mondays Return August 05 2019
I'm happy to be back! My surgery went very well, however recuperation has been long and, might I say, painful. I had so hoped to get lots of stitching time in, but I learned the hard way that trying to hold a large canvas over my face and stitch just doesn't work out to well. I'll spare you the details.
They took the cast off last Wednesday and while I still have to elevate my leg/foot some, it's not as bad as it was for sure. I've graduated to a walking boot that I can actually remove, so I can just sit with my leg extended and stitch! And stitching I have been doing. I have another surgery in late September, so I'm hoping to have completed the stitching on the StoryBook stockings prior to that time.
I was hoping to receive some work-in-progress photos by now...c'mon, post them on my Facebook Page!
Here's what I've accomplished in the past few days...
Cover of The Magic Gingerbread Stocking StoryBook Stocking
The Gingerbread House Door:
FIBER: Burmilana Wool/Acrylic Blend, use 4 Strands COLOR: #3506 STITCH: Wild Goose Stitch
NOTE: This is the same fiber that I used on the walls of the Gingerbread House, just a different stitch so that the door looks different than the walls.
The Gingerbread House Dormers:
FIBER: Burmilana Wool/Acrylic Blend, use 4 Strands COLOR: #3506 STITCH: Byzantine 2 stitch.
NOTE: This is the same fiber that I used on the walls of the Gingerbread House, just a different stitch so that the dormers look different than the walls.
The Magic Gingerbread House StoryBook Stocking, Page 2
The Red Gift Under The Tree:
ROW 1 FIBER: Kreinik Metallic #12 Braid, use 2 Strands COLOR: #003 STITCH: Victorian Step
ROW 2 FIBER: Rainbow Flair COLOR: Red #F530 STITCH: Victorian Step
BOX SIDES: FIBER: Kreinik #12 Braid, 1 Strand COLOR: 003 HL STITCH: Tent
NOTE: As you can see, I left a circle in the center of the "Bow". As I will be adding a Miniature bow later on and there is no sense stitching an area that will be totally covered up.
Cookies on the plate...
COOKIES SHADOW FIBER: DMC Cotton Floss, use 6 Strands COLOR: Dark Brown #3031 STITCH: Tent
COOKIES FIBER:Weeks Dye Works Pearl #5 COLOR: Pecan #1228P5 STITCH: Double Alternating Nobuko Stitch
NOTE: I'm not sure yet, but, I think that I'll try colonial Knots for the Chocolate Chips.
I'll add a couple of more photos and stitches tomorrow to bring you all up to speed.
Feel free to share this with your friends and family who enjoy needlework and are looking to create a fabulous family heirloom, or a wonderful gift for a newborn.
Happy Stitching...and post some photos on my Facebook Page, please!