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My Band Sampler 171 – Details 946 and 947 August 25th, 2009

This pattern is from the cover of One Corpse to Many by Ellis Peters…

I had to modify this pattern Because I cannot get the fineness of the drawn detail with thread and nor can I get the saturation of background colours in a resonable stitching time

Pattern on the cover of One Corpse to Many

celebrating the Winter Solstice

The winter Solstice is a day that I look forward to each year because it is the day that the days start to get longer, a promise that spring will come.

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My Band Sampler 170 – Details 944 and 145 – August 24th, 2009

This Pattern is on the cover of A Morbid Taste For Bones by Ellis Peters…I broke down to a line of each of 4 colours that twist and twirl under and over each other, I did the lines with stem stitch and just had to watch the unders and overs where the lines cross.

design on the cover of A Morbid Taste for Bones

Winter on my sampler

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My Band Sampler 169 – Details 943 and944 -Inspiration on the Cover of a Book August 21st, 2009

cover of bookThe next few things on my list are words and I thought that they needed something between them, I was thinking along the lines of a line with a couple of loops, I didn’t want anything that was going to distract me from getting on with the catching up but while thinking about what I could do I saw the cover of a Brother Cadfael novel…The Brother Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters all have a line of medieval design on them, some of which looked as if they could be stitched…yes they have distracted me a bit and meant athe at the catching up has taken longer but I liked the idea of including them because my sister and I were reading the novels at the time of the events I am currently stitching.

design on cover of book
from book cover to sampler

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Peace in Pieces 008 – The finished Block August 19th, 2009

Cream Diamond

Peace in Pieces 007 – Details 941 and 942 – Silk Ribbon Flowers August 18th, 2009

Silk Ribbon FlowersI don’t often repeat an embellishment on a block but sometimes repeating an embellishment is what brings everything together…I had left the top seam on my block until we had all the blocks together so that we could see what was needed…I had done the flowers below on my block and a couple of the other girls had done similar silk ribbon flowers on there blocks and when it was time to decide it just seemed to feel right to repeat the silk ribbon flowers at the top.

Silk Ribbon Flowers

Peace in Pieces 006 – Detail 940 – Rouched Ribbon with Beads and Charms August 17th, 2009

Shi Sha surrounded by beads

To the right is a Shisha which I surrounded with beads and then added Bead dangles to it.

Below is a rushed ribbon stitched on with Beads and sewing charms.

Rouched Ribbon with Beads and Charms

Peace in Pieces 005 – Details 939 August 15th, 2009

Bow over Butterhole StitchThe seam is Buttonhole Stitch done with different length arms and flipped from side to side in groups of 3, The thread is a size 3 pearl twist Rayon.

I chose simple stitch for this seam because I wanted it to be background and most of it is covered by the white bow which is the focus of the seam.

Peace in Pieces 004 – Details 937 and 938 August 14th, 2009

Chain Stitch VineThe seam to the right is a vine done using Chain Stitch with bead flowers.

The seam Below is Detached Chain Stitch with Colonial Knots done with a soft pearl twist thread

Detached Chain a Colonial knots

Peace in Pieces 003 – Details 935 and 936 August 9th, 2009

Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

The seam above is Twisted Chain Stitch done with a cream stranded cotton thread and Detached Chain Stitch done with green stranded cotton and trimmed with Pearl Beads.

The seam on the right is Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch done with stranded embroidery thread…I have also scattered leaf beads on top of this seam.

Cake of Cards August 8th, 2009

Jack and Ace of Spades CakeMy niece has turned 21 and tonight she had a House of Cards fancy dress party and my sister and I made her a Jack and Ace (total 21) Cake…

We shaped the cake so that the Jack was lower than the ace and we used royal icing to get a smooth white surface and a tube of black writing icing to add the detail…we had a few problems with the royal Icing but it all came together when we added the black details.