Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A–U

I've been trying to be able to post on this list and have finally done it! Thanks, Vonna. Been working steadily on this project all spring and summer. Am stitching it on 28 count linen over 1 thread and using half cross (continental/basketweave) stitch as my primary stitch with as many other "needlepoint" stitches as I am able. Cannot imagine how long it would have taken me using cross stitch. Try to stitch about 2 hours a night every night. Have used mostly the charted colors but have gone a shade or 2 lighter in the "letter boxes" that are filled in with black/brown. Need to be knitting a shawl for myself to wear to a wedding in October, but I hate to put my alphabet down. At this point I want to finish it. Hope you enjoy my pics. --Nancy in Naperville, IL
 




 


  

  


     


  


 


  

 


15 comments:

Katherine said...

Amazing Job! Glad you were able to show us this fine work.

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Wow, I'm really impressed.
Shay

Nancy said...

Thank you very much. Try some other kinds of stitches on yours. They're some times faster and give the piece some texture too. Nancy

rebecca said...

Absolutely magnificent. Congratulations.

Pam @ Heart2Heart said...

Wow! Completely amazing and impressive! Great job :D

LindaMc said...

I love your interpretation of these charts by using the different stitch techniques! I agree that they give depth and texture to the designs, not to mention a bit of time saving. Really nice needlework!

Deana said...

Wow Nancy!
I'm impressed. You've been very busy. I'm glad you were able to post your pics.
Deana

Anonymous said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!! I am in awe. Beautiful work ... thanks for sharing!

Flatlander (Linda)

Adelina said...

Wonderful work! Congratulations!!
Regards

Cathy said...

these are so BEAUTIFUL they almsot take my breath away!! Wonderful!

Marylin /Poussy said...

Hello I found your beautiful embroidery, there are several models or a simple kit thank you for your response, marylin France

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

so wonderful!
That stag is beautiful.,
all are
Best
Julie

whatimup2 said...

Beautiful work! I started cross stitching and am inspired to (hopefully) one day resume after seeing this.

sandsmertz said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

Kevin said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! I'm planning to start this series, but could never handle over one. Beautiful!