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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Snow & Ice........ Christmas Stocking Update 3

Update #3.

The pineapple design is one I found in Carole Sample's book Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches page 129. It is done in hand dyed, Sassa Lynne Perle Fine, color Serendipity. I also used this thread for the feather stitch to the right of the 'pineapple', that seam is not complete yet (I don't think) but it does have soft pink seed beads to embellish it a little. The Serendipity thread is really pretty with it blues, lavender and pink verigation. I got this thread through a thread buy with Susan Nixon on the Lace Buy list.

Just above are 2 snowflake type motifs. Threads used are Kreinik 1/16" metallics ribbon color # 9294, tacked down in the center with a sequin and crystal bead. A single strand of rayon on floss (color name unknown) creates the rest of the design topped off with cream seed beads.

Until later, God Bless.


Susan said...

Love the pineapple. That looks great. That's one of the really pretty color combinations of the thread, too. I love the way the stocking is developing.

NuvoFelt said...

Very pretty, and so delicate

Lin Moon said...

This is so lovely! If I saw that pineapple in the book, it would never occur to me to do it in the pastels that I love, like you did. I'd just skip right by it, since real pineapple colors probably wouldn't match what I was doing. The things you learn from others.....thanks!
~Lin Moon

Judy S. said...

Hi Gail,

We just got back from 9 days in the sun, and I see you've been very busy while we were away.

Your stocking is coming along really well! After viewing your work, I was inspired to try those "wheel-things" on my heart. and really liked the way they turned out. Nice pineapple, too!

Your husband's hickory work is very pretty. I love polished wood of any type!