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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A little finish

Wednesday was a cold but beautiful day. While traveling to Vermont via the ferry, this is what the sights were like.




The sounds the ferry was making going across the lake sounded like we were travelling through Slush Soup. The field of ice was immense, but not so bad that the farry deviated it's normal path across, as I witnessed 2 years ago. Everytime I cross the ferry in winter time now, I remember the severity of that crossing. It's one that I'll never forget.



Just in time for Valentine's Day my little finish.

Alphabet Heart on 14 ct Aida stitching with 2 threads over 1 thread.
I used a rayon, linen and a metallic thread to stitch this. Using it as a learning piece with stitching the different threads that each had there own unique feel. The linen was rather stiff and a little coarse, the metallic had a tendancy to twist and I didn't want to load the fibers up with thread heaven or anything to dull the reflectivity of it so I proceeded without any. As for the rayon, that was a soft and breakable thread so you had to use shorter lengths of it to maintain it's depth. I was fun to stitch and I'm happy that it's back after a snaffu at the framers. This is the freebie pattern that I mentioned last summer and the project I travelled to Rhode Island at Thanksgiving with. It was stitched relatively quickly, however, I don't report projects as finished unless they are done, done, if you know what I mean. It was picked up at the framers Wednesday Night while coming home from Vt.

Stay Warm,

Jane

2 comments:

Linda B said...

Pretty impressive pictures. Hard to imagine.

Vicki W said...

Cool photos! Thanks for the chicken/bacon recipe too. We will be trying that one out.