Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday mish-mash

There have been updates in the Squirrel battles if you care to stop by and catch up.  Lilith Saintcrow does such a wonderful job sharing the animal kingdom wars that go on in her backyard.

Ive added a new page to the blog, sharing the links to blogs who share charts they’ve created.

More stitching fun – have any of you tried or used the pinhead stitch to start or end a thread?

When I found this I was stitching ornaments on aida and always forgot to get back to it once back on linen/evenweave.  But as Im currently back to ornaments but on linen this time I gave it a shot.  So far so good.  I used this trick on the Noel chart below for starts and ends of threads and see what I feel going forward.

Here are links to good tutorials on starting and ending for those who want to try

http://www.scarletquince.com/pinhead_linen.php

http://www.scarletquince.com/pinhead_linen_end.php

Oh pictures?  Yup Ive got those too!

Mitten – this and other designs can be found at http://anne-les-petites-croix.pagesperso-orange.fr/bienvenue.htm

Mitten Finish 12-10-10

Noel – Designed by Sandy at http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com/2010/12/tis-season.html

Noel 12-11-10   I added beads for the berries instead of x’s/