Sew Deadly – Issue 5

Posted on Dec 23 2009

Marcy’s Musings

Hi and Merry Christmas! I know it’s still two days away, but it’s snowy and gorgeous and . . . Christmas. Anyway, she did it. Gayle made the things she said she was going to try. So without further ado, I’ll turn the newsletter over to her.

Gayle’s Stitchery Spotlight

HardangerMarcy is right. I gave everything a try these past couple weeks. To the left is my attempt at Hardanger. I told my husband I figured out why this particular form of embroidery is called Hardanger. “It’s hard, and it makes you say ‘dang.'” So, I have to admit, I wound up taking out almost as many stitches as I put in; but I would try Hardanger again . . . as long as it was another “easy kid’s pattern.” If I’d tried an “easy adult pattern” right off the bat, I think I’d have given up.

snowpeopleI love my little snow people. I put them in greeting cards, but I doubt I’ll send them anywhere. I’ll probably put them on a shelf. I love the snowman’s eyes and the expression on his face. He just looks so sweet. I think the girl looks sweet, too.

swansOne reason I wanted to do the swans is because this pattern reminded me of the swan embroidery on Marcy’s wall on the cover of The Quick and The Thread. This was the first time (with this pattern and the snow girl, above) I’d ever done redwork, and I enjoyed it. I’ll probably do more of this kind of embroidery, too.

Like Marcy, I hope all of you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!

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