Saturday, February 17, 2007

Happy Presidents Day Abe!

Abraham Lincoln
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
This stamped block was a gift from a friend who loves Abraham Lincoln as much as I always have. I did the portrait all in outline stitch using the spooled Sulky size 12 thread for the first time. It makes a VERY fine line! I did his name in a tiny chain stitch, but for the dates, which were a thicker print, I first did an outline stitch. Then I did a line of tiny chain stitch along side of the line so the numbers came out bolder.

This piece will be framed and will be hung in our entryway every February from now on. The image itself is 8-1/2" x 11" in size.

Stitch on!

Mannequin Block #5

Mannequin Block #5
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
#5 done. Since there's 12, I guess I have 7 more to go. I have so many things going right now, along with prepping to move, that I am alternating things I'm stitching on right now.

It appears that my latest problem with the blogger software has been resolved, but now I'm having trouble getting another picture up properly. It is a photo that I turned with the flickr turn feature, but when I try to post it on my blog, it comes up either all skewed or UNturned!

Who said blogging was fun & easy?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Mannequin Block #4 done

Mannequin Block #4
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
Ok, this is a test. I'm told I had to upgrade to the "new blogger", but I've been struggling with this process. I recently finished this and one other of the mannequin blocks from the Bobby Socks website. I'm SO confused by this process, so please bear with me while I try to post this picture and see what happens.

Wish me luck!