Monday, October 1, 2012

stitching the blues away...


the blues are complete!

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking

the weekend's endless rainstorm provided the perfect backdrop for my needle to fly! i finished all the blue background and will be moving onto the beads.

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking

a closer snap. the background stitch is really an optical illusion. the shading of the triangular stitches create a checkerboard pattern that i absolutely adore. 

i really feel like i'm on the home stretch! i've divided my threads into stitching groups (coat, flowers, cuff) and i'm thinking this will be finished within the month! can i do it???

i also worked a little more on the water meter ornament background while babysitting thursday and friday nights. i'm flying to fort worth this weekend for a bridal shower, so this may be a "mile high finish!"

Sheila NOLA Water Meter needlepoint

i apologize for the week-long absence! what i needed more than anything was sleep, so it was nyquil at 8 pm every night for me, which also meant no stitching. but i'm back! 


  1. Hi Katherine,
    The background stitch is beautiful. What a magnificent stocking!!
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Yes, the weekend rain was ideal for stitching! I've been working on a Christmas tree canvas by Sew Much Fun. You're making great progress on both the stocking and the water meter!

  3. we missed you :) But sometimes sleep is the best medicine Happy to see you back and that bacground is awesome

  4. Glad you are back in the saddle. I was getting worried. I love love love the background. And, yes, you can finish it this year. Go for it!