The almost true exploits of an intrepid spinster and her stitching...and all of the things that make up her crazy, happy, quiet little life.
Love all your projects! I've not done canvas work myself before but I have got a couple of Needle Delights Originals to stitch in the future. Can I ask some advice - can I stitch them on aida with DMC thread or do I need to do them on canvas?
Hi, Nic! I'm pondering your question and think that the only consideration would be the amount of coverage you would achieve with floss on aida. But since the aida is an evenly spaced ground, I don't think it would impact the way you actually do the individual stitches. I do know that you can translate canvas work from mono canvas to congress cloth very very easily and that using lighter weight threads works well for almost every stitch. For example, I stitched Needle Delight's "Cherry Cordial" on pink congress cloth using a lighter weight thread and think it looks just fine.One thing that you might want to consider, though, is that many of these designs call for varieagated threads (like Caron Watercolours), so if you're pulling DMC floss, you might not get the color changes that are in the actual design. But if you were to use an over-dyed floss like Weeks Dye Werks, Gentle Art or Crescent Colours, then you might be able to hit some of the same tones and highlights.Confusing enough for ya? If you need more info, please feel free to shoot me an email and I'll do whatever I can to help! Woo Hoo!Coni
You'll certainly keep yourself busy with all these wonderful projects. I look forward to seeing your progress.
Thanks for the info Coni - I'll bear that in mind when I start one of my projects! Goodness knows when that will be though with my ever growing list of "must do" projects!
Wow Coni, I am so excited, we are working on the same project!! I too am stitching Tahiti and I'm at about the same point you are. I have posted about it on my blog too, plus there is a group of us over on Stitcherie working on it together. One gal has finished hers already and she posted about all the tricky areas to look out for, very helpful! We are all anxious to start working on the newest NDO designs that came out in February.
All of them are lovely! I especially like those bright colors in Tahiti. It looks like it will be fun to stitch.
That's an awful lot of starts there! Not that I have room to talk. They all look very pretty.
I just got barnwood buttons! What fabric do u have? I'm thinking of doing a dark blue or green....
Wow!!! You have some great projects on the go!!! They look fab!!!!!
You've got a lot of things going on right now. They are all lovely designs and your work is beautiful. Happy Stitching CJ in OK ;-)
What a rich assortment of colours and types of needlework!!! Each are lovely in their own way. Thumbs up, Spinster Stitcher!Colleen in Canada
Oh my gosh...holy smoking' needles going on there!! Love each one. You go girl !!!
You HAVE been a busy little beaver there.I MUST tell you how much I loved your last column in Needlepoint Now (March/April). My subscription is up, but I'm going to re-up partly to get your words of wisdom. You are so clever as is "your little dog too!"
I just saw the button one done up with a blue overdye fabric - stupendous. You have a great lineup. I'm working on ufo's, but am finding some of them tedious. Thanks for a great post.
Wow Connie,what a list to choose from. Hope you are enjoying Tahiti, I just loved the colours so much so I just bought Rio her new design which is just as colourful. Look forward to your updates.Bye Carol, Australia.
You have a great list to choose from! Your projects are always amazing.
I recently finished Tahiti and I'm currently doing Rio. I promise you that Rio makes Tahiti look washed out. The ThreadWorX overdye silks are so vibrant! I'm a huge fan of NDO and tend to gobble her beauties up! Enjoy Tahiti.
*claps* Great collection of WIP, and lovely pictures of them all. Looking forward to seeing their progress.
Wow, what lovely projects you have to work on.
Gorgeous, gorgeous pieces of work! What wonderful things you have chosen to work on.
Hi Coni, I just read your "piece" in the new Needlepoint Now issue. What a hoot! You are so clever and talented, I just had to let you know that you made my day. Literally LOL!
Scully would tuck her little puppy tail in shame( if she had one) that her mom's basket only has two projects in it. One an appliqué quilt block and the other a small simple sampler. Everything you are working on is beautifu. I might need to run to the needlework shop this week-end and add a couple of projects to my stash. Don't want her to be ashamed of me.......Trudy
Wow, so many wonderful projects. I think I need to pick my jaw up off the floor.
You are so accomplished, Coni. All the pieces you've chosen are beautiful. I'm lucky just to stitch my little X's and happy with that. :) I am looking forward to seeing all the progress. Cathryn
WOW - that's a lot of beautiful stitchin' going on! Enjoy your weekend and keep that needle moving - Melody
Hi Coni, I am a new visitor to your blog, and WOW you have a lot of fun stitchings going on! I look forward to visiting again and seeing more. Have a wonderful day!
Love Tahiti and A Different View. but really they are all great. You gotta lot o' stitchin to do there miss. Have fun CJ in OK ;-)
Can Stewey come out and play?
Great pictures. You have a nice assortment of projects on the go.
Threedles - A different View...do more!!! This looks delish!!! Your stitching is beautiful. ;-)Cheryl