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Monday, January 05, 2015

Hussif progress - and a wee project

Over the weekend I found some stitching time and added a few 'bits' to my rose-themed hussif...

All of these treatments were done using waste canvas and regular embroidery floss.  I added some blending filament from Kreinik to the petals on the top rose to give it some sparkle (hard to tell in this photo).

I loved that rose so much that I decided to make a little needlebook on black using the same pattern.  This one also has Kreinik blending filament.  It's for a wee giftie, so hopefully the recipient will like it!

Today is a quote from Susan B. Anthony.... "Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.  The real milestones are less prepossessing.  They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave.  Our lives are measured by these"


  1. Your exquisite stitching always inspires me MA!
    The stitching on your header is so very special and reading your previous post I see you're a star!
    Miss January - who would have thought - ha ha!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS - you are indeed an incredible stitching artist.
    Happy New Year dear friend!
    Shane xox

  2. This may be a duplicate comment...having trouble.
    Your wee project is beautiful, it looks like a vintage piece.

  3. Lovely rose bits! I can see the sparkle, and the needle book is so cute!
    Sharing that quote: love it!

  4. Well here I am enjoying the beautiful needle work you are doing. I'm trying to find my muse but it hasn't been easy.
    I want to thank you for your inspiration.

  5. Your roses are all lovely! Love the quote, too.

  6. Your roses are all lovely, especially the rose in heart. I have never seen that design before.

    Using waste canvas is good for cross stitch and the only way to go, when stitching on velvet.

    The black highlights the work.

    and the comment box is still working :-)))

  7. What a gorgeous job you are doing with those lovely rose cross stitched pieces.
    I love it too and I can see why you do. Love your little stitched notebook too
    with the black background where the rose really pops!
    Thanks for your sweet comment as always Mary Anne!

  8. gorgeous....if they don't like it they must be very hard to please...

  9. Lovely stitching using waste canvas and the rose needlecase will be a wonderful gift.


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