Tumak by Gitta – Finale

I wanted this done by April 15th, but put the final stitches into the border last night. Not bad.

Here is a photo of the original color scheme by Gitta.

And here is my version:

This was stitched on Congress cloth using #8 perle cotton. I used up two balls completely and about half of the other colors. The overdye was Needle Necessities – one skein was completely used and I needed just one more thread from the second skein to finish it up last night.

I’m thinking that a rectangular pillow would be great on the living room sofa. (I really need to start tackling that stack of finishing!)

Country Cabin Panel Finale

I finished this on Friday evening – two needlepoint finishes in one week!

The Watercolors I used is a little lighter than the one from the pattern, but it still works well. I also substituted Anchor colors for all the #5 perle cottons. Everything was in my stash except the ribbon floss, so lots of threads are now out of my stash.

Cabin Panel Finale

Laura’s patterns are always a joy to stitch. And I love getting another project out of my stash too!

I’ve picked two¬†unfinished projects – one cross stitch and one needlepoint – to work on next downstairs. You’ll see them over the next week or so. And tomorrow I’ll start another needlepoint WIP upstairs as well. There will be lots of new things to see soon.

Anatolia Rug Finale

I wanted to complete this by the middle of this month, so here it is:

Anatolia Finale

18 ct. canvas

11.5″ X 19″

23 skeins of Pepper Pot Silk from Planet Earth Fibers

I love this rug but I have no idea what I’ll do with it. It doesn’t go with anything in my house. But when I design and stitch these rugs, I do my best to keep them close to the original in design and color. I guess I need to set up my stitching room as a rug display room with a rotating schedule of all my rugs.

No idea what I’ll do next. I know the rug I’d like to do next but the design stage is going to take quite a while.

Fall Quilt Finale

First, thank you to all who commented or emailed about Julius. We’re slowly coping – still not much stitching yet, but a little more each day.

I finished the last of the background Monday evening – as easy stitch that I was able to handle. The pattern includes three fall items – acorns, apples, and fall leaves.

 

Fall Quilt finale

I think the leaves should have been larger. When I do the instructions, I’ll try to make them larger and see if that is better.

First Moroccan Stocking Finale

I’ve worked hard on this all week and finished it last night! This has been so much fun to work on and it went quickly as well.

It’s stitched on 18 ct. canvas and is about 16″ tall. I used mostly Pepper Pot Silk but used some Sparkle Rays and Neon Rays + in the triangles row, Neon Rays + and Sprinkles for the pink/green borders around the name, and white Sprinkles in the second thread in the Alicia’s Lace background for the name.

H Stocking finale

I think I need to add another row of white Gobelin over 3 threads at the top to make a better finish. And I need to add several rows of white Basketweave all around it as well. But I still consider it a finish and I’m happy with it! (Waiting to hear from Heather…)

I’ll start the second one in about a week – done in blues and copper.

Persian Nain Rug Finale

Finally!! After a year and two weeks of stitching, this rug is finished. I worked on it each week for 3-5 hours, and 8-10 hours each of the last two weeks. I used 28 skeins of Pepper Pot Silk.

Here is the original rug:

Original Nain-1

And here is my adaptation:

Nain Finale

Persian Nain Rug designed and stitched by Jan (ThreadMedley)

13.75″ X 19.5″ on 18 count canvas (approximately 250 stitches X 350 stitches)

Charted with cross stitch software and can be stitched in needlepoint or cross stitch

I hope to have it up on my Etsy shop the end of next week. I’ll let you know when it’s available.

Deconstructed Log Cabin – Finale

My first finish for 2016! This was a fun stitch – quick and easy all the way.

 

Log Cabin finale

The dark green along the bottom was supposed to be two strands of Vineyard Silk, but I have several cards of Silk & Cream in my stash and decided to use that instead.

Now to decide what to work on next.