Wanderer's to the Cabin

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Finally a Stitchy Update

WoooHooo!! I'm finally able to update my blog, and I have lot's of stitchy finishes to share with all of you. Blogger would keep timing out every time I tried.

All of the pictures should be click-able to enlarge them.


I have wanted to stitch this piece for a couple of years now, but never had the right fabric to stitch it on. It's from the September 2008 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework.

"Autumn Mosaic Pillow"
Stitched on 28ct. Tea colored even-weave using DMC Color Variations #5 Pearl Cotton and floss.

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I decided that I wanted to expand my Hardanger stitch knowledge, so I designed this piece using in my Jill Carter book.

"Hardanger Stitch Sampler"
Stitched on 28ct even-weave hand-dyed by me with DMC #8 & #12 Pearl Cotton and Mill Hill beads.
Designer: Sandra Longan-Miller

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Next I got into a scissor fob/ornament mood and designed & stitched up these two.

Scissor Fob/Ornament #1
Stitched on 22ct Hardanger Fabric with Caron Wildflowers & Watercolours in Violet.
Designer: Sandra Longan-Miller

Hardanger Scissor Fob/Ornament
Stitched on 28ct Blue Spruce linen using DMC #8 & #12 Pearl Cotton in white.
Designer: Sandra Longan-Miller

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Next up I designed & stitched up this Hardanger Cross.
I really love this piece.

"Hardanger Cross #1"
Stitched on 28ct linen using DMC #8 & #12 Pearl Cotton in white and Kreinik #4 braid in Pearl.
Designer: Sandra Longan-Miller

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And lastly, for now anyway, I wanted to learn how to make a Bouillon Knot Rose, so I took part of a pattern from another issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework and stitched up this bit.



Bouillon Knot Rose with Satin stitches and Algerian Eyelet using DMC Color Variations.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a piece of yourself behind. I appreciate each and every comment you leave.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

30 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous work!!! I especially love the cross! Will you be selling this pattern? I'd be very interested!!

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  2. Sandy, all your Hardanger is so beautiful! I am in awe of all you have done! I just recently finished my first Hardanger project and I love it! Can't wait to do more! Thank you so much for sharing! You have inspired me!

    Melissa

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  3. Gorgeous finishes and designing, Sandy ~ your Hardanger needlework is so very beautiful~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

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  4. Wow makes me want to get out my hardanger. Your's looks great and I love them all.

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  5. Oh My!!! You have been on a hadanger kick! Isn't it fun to do. I've done a few pieces myself, and have a few more on my to do list. Everything looks Great Sandy!!!!

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  6. Dear Sandy
    Your hardanger designs are just wonderful. I find hardanger so relaxing.

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  7. You have been busy. Everything looks great.

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  8. Wow! your stitching is great. Glad you have shared these. I love the bullion knot & satin stitch the fobs and Autumn pillow. I haven't tried Hardanger, it does look beautiful.

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  9. Your hardanger looks wonderful! One of these days I am going to get up the nerve to try some!

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  10. your finishes are gorgeous, and I love the variation colour on the first one it's lovely :D
    Congratulations :D

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  11. I love your stitching! Congratulations on all your finishes. I have never done a hardanger, but it looks wonderful. The scissor fobs look great too. That is another thing I have never done. They look like they'd be useful. I habe looked around for these magazines that you get, but cannot seem to find them. Where do you get them?

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  12. You've been busy! They all look fantastic. I really enjoy hardanger as well, and would like to do more of it. You designed a nice piece.

    Lisa N. in Cambodia

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  13. Beautiful finishes! They are all wonderful, but I really like the stitch sampler.

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  14. Your finishes are just beautiful - wonderful job on your stitching!

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  15. Wow you have been busy. Lovely update, I especially like your bullion rose.

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  16. I love all your Hardanger pieces Sandy especially your Sampler and the Autumn Mosaic, I've just started Hardanger and like it so far, very satisfying! Done my first bit of cutting but need some new scissors before I do the rest!!
    Sue T
    France

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  17. Wow, Sandy, everything looks great. I especially love your Bullion Knots as they scare the dickens out of me.

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  18. WOW! These are all stunning, so gorgeous!

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  19. Wow, you have been busy! I love all you finishes.

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  20. Everything is very beautiful and stunning. Great job!

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  21. So much beautiful work!! Love the hardanger pieces. So pretty. X

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  22. You do such awesome, beautiful work. Congrats on the wonderful finishes!

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  23. Wow, awesome projects. I've never tried hardanger. Yours looks beautiful.

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  24. Wow! Your hardanger work is gorgeous. I'm just learning specialty stitches now. Someday I hope to have the confidence to do stitching like this.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Jen

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  25. Oh what a gorgeous cross. My husband is a chaplain for the Air Force. I would love to stitch this to hang in his office.

    How do I get the chart for the cross??

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