Tag Archives: long and short stitch

Water’s Edge: Working on the flower

I decided to restart work on the Water’s Edge kit, and finished several petals. The complicated part is figuring out which parts belong to which petal – it isn’t labeled well. I like all the different shades of orange and … Continue reading

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Bluebird Joy: Stitching away

Well, I am still working on Bluebird Joy. I began work on a new area. I’ve done a lot of outlining, plus started work on one of the medium sized flowers. Here you can see the layers for long-and-short stitch … Continue reading

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Bluebird In Progress

I started work on the first bluebird for the Bluebird Floral project. I’ve been referring to Trish Burr’s new book, Colour Confidence in Embroidery, to improve the feather/stitch directions. It’s helping a lot! Here are photos of my progress through … Continue reading


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Bluebird floral: Yet more leaves

Today is mostly a picture day. Four more leaves are done. Let me zoom out, so you can see the different leaves and the color effects in combination. Finally, here is a shot of all my progress so far:

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Branch for the Bluebird Floral

I’ve started work on a leafy branch. You can already see how the color variations in the leaves interact. Farther up the branch the leaves will be darker. My Portuguese stem stitch is really improving – that long section in … Continue reading

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Leaf Color Scheme Decision

Well, I thought over all y’all’s comments on my earlier post, Leaves for the Bluebird Floral. Here is the photo of the three sample leafs from before, just to remind you. I concluded that the lower leaf really was too … Continue reading

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Leaves for the Bluebird Floral

I’m still going strong on the project (the Bluebird Floral by Elsa Williams with modifications). I filled in the center of the peach flower with french knots. The other flowers are supposed to have dark green centers, but I’m still … Continue reading

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Bluebird Floral: More flowers

I’ve been working away on the kit. Here are my progress photos. When I was at the store selecting floss I initially tried to find a match for each wool color individually. But that was a slow process which rapidly … Continue reading

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Update: Trish Burr Wild Rose

I worked two more leaves trying to incorporate y’alls suggestions and hints from the introductory post on this needlepainted flower (it’s also now listed on my Projects page). As you can see in the close up photo of my new … Continue reading

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Trish Burr Needlepainted Flower

Y’all, I got the new beginning needle-painting book by Trish Burr! I started my first project this weekend – it’s not the simplest or smallest project in the book by a long shot, but I liked it. I want to … Continue reading

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