Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Silver and Pearls Needlepoint Ornament

Several years ago, I signed up for a cyberclass from Sandy Arthur.  It was a delight to stitch--until I had to stop working on it to stitch a stocking for a customer.  I put it in the back room with the paperwork and fibers resting on top of the framed needlepoint.  This past winter, with all the uproar from trying to find homes for all the items from the Needle Nicely storage unit, somehow the fibers got separated from the other elements.  I've been rooting through boxes trying to find a quart-sized zip lock bag containing the fibers--like looking for a needle in a haystack.  But, surprise, surprise, yesterday while I was checking for some leftover fiber that might help another shop's customer, I stumbled across the fibers.  I'm so happy that I can finish stitching it.  Here's how far I have gotten:
But it will have to stay at that point for a while because today I sold a Christmas stocking for a customer that has to be stitched by October 1.  So I  won't be stitching this ornament or the silent night, because I'm a harlot for money and I'll be stitching that stocking night and day.  I'll be posting my stitching progress on the stocking, so stay tuned.


  1. Six weeks, plus or minus, to stitch the stocking? Time for the turbo needles, Mary Agnes! I'll be rooting for you!

  2. You can do it! I've seen that electric needle in action!

  3. If you get in a bind just let me know - this is still a popular design and I have some of the materials. In fact I am teaching a companying - Diamonds and Rubies at the 2016 EGA National Seminar in San Antonio in the next few weeks. A fun project that one can easily finish. Just 'holler' if you get stuck for any reason - it has been a little while since that was an online class - LOL. Thanks for your support! Sandy