Saturday, April 30, 2011

A bag and some witches

I made this bag a few weeks ago and just love it. It has the right amount of pockets and room inside. I added a snap on the inside too so it closes. I love contrasting colors and patterns like stripes against a big bold pattern. I'm going to make 2 more; one for my friend Sarah who is begging for one and one for my mom for Mother's Day. The pattern is The Hazel Hipster by Two Peas in a Pod.

Next is Witches Hollow by The Primitive Needle who does awesome patterns, especially Halloween ones. Love halloween. It's my favorite holiday to stitch and quilt. There are a lot of green and greenish colors in this part of the design; not sure how much I like that but I love the oranges and reds. I may introduce more of them.

Thanks for all of your posts!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Geese in the Forest

This is called "Geese in the Forest" and it is my first foray into paper piecing. I LOVED IT!!!!! It was so precise and just a lot of fun. I chose colors to represent winter in the forest. These are Moda's Figgy Pudding line from a few years ago. Totally awesome. I finally got it quilted and the binding on and it is now hanging in my office.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Finished Block of Shores of HRH

It is so nice to be getting back in the swing of stitching. Soon I'll be spending copious amounts of money on too many patterns, fibers and fabrics. yea. And my friend Sue and I will be venturing up north to a cross stitch store with a good supply ofwonderful fabrics. Here is the finished block of Shore. And I found out what the linen is: 36ct Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens.

And below that is Celtic Autumn. I really need to finish this one; those beads and constant color change blocks down both side are a drag but I need to finish it. It is so beautiful.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Discovery of Witches

Looking for a good book? A Discover of Witches by Deborah Harkness is one of my new faves. I finished it the other day and am onto reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, an incredible author and philosopher. back to A Discovery... it is an adult vampire and witch book which is great because I've been in the young adult section so far for books of this theme. It's fun, smart, and a good story to start off a trilogy.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Silver Medieval Sampler

This is Silver Medieval Sampler by Dessins DHC. It is so close to being finished but I can't seem to get myself to do those final stitches. The picture isn't the best but there are only 2 colors. WDW Icicle and Seafoam. The design calls for a bunch of different grays and it just didn't look right because the color picture on the design looked like 2 colors; white and green. So, I stuck with that. It really is pretty especially with the linen which is midnight blue with some splotchy purple.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Welcome to my blog Wicked Stitching. I can procrastinate like no one but hopefully I can update this once a week. I have a great friend who I stitch with who has been my stitching inspiration and is getting me back into my favorite hobby ever. Sometimes we need a break and I took one but I forgot how relaxing and fun it can be. I'm slowly getting back to it.

Below is one of my favorite designs to stitch ever, The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. The colors are awesome. I changed the fish color from 3858 to 815 which makes it pop way more than 3858. It is on 36ct R&R linen but I can't remember which color. Bad habit I have of forgetting to write that down somewhere. Let's
see if I can get better with that too. Thanks for reading!