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December Calendar
December 6, 2010, 4:05 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

Wow, I’m late for posting this one – didn’t realize Dec arrived so soon after Thanksgiving! Except for stitching stars for the buttons, I stuck to the pattern for this one. Happy Holidays to one & all.



November Calendar
November 1, 2010, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey. So, I kept the design but used some large Gobelin stitches at different angles to create depth. And, to work up quicker than all cross stitches! For the main body, I went browner on the threads.



Calendar for October
October 1, 2010, 7:14 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

For October, I kept the pumpkins but used an encroaching gobelin stitch & a simple stem stitch. I used a light & dark combination of threads to help create the shading.



Calendar for September
September 2, 2010, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

September’s flower basket seemed fine in cross-stitch. So, I stuck with the design except for the buttons. Enjoy the rest of the summer & last blooms!



Calendar for August
July 31, 2010, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

Summer is very busy – like these bees! I stayed with this design and only changed flowers & bees. The flowers are Jessica surrounded by a stem stitch. And, the bees are padded satin. Enjoy the rest of the summer everyone!



More on my Flag
July 4, 2010, 12:31 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

I unearthed photos of the flag I did for our Chapter project (ANG Main Line Stitchers in Wayne, PA). I had the 1777 Maryland flag. Marnie sketched them for everyone. Not everyone has finished stitching & funds for the intended museum ran out. So, this is still an ongoing project.



Calendar for July
July 1, 2010, 8:26 pm
Filed under: Calendar, Melita's Adaptations

Another flag-waving holiday! What better time than now to remember our soldiers fighting overseas, but also soldiers long gone – may they never be forgotten. Our ANG Chapter (Main Line Stitchers) is working on a project to donate to a museum of a piece with a soldier surrounded by different flags from the Revolutionary War. I forget what State mine was but it was a larger version of the one for my calendar. I used slanted Gobelin for the flag. All of the flags used a star pattern darning stitch for the background. I find darning patterns a difficult stitch to compensate (have to pay less attention to TV!).

Enjoy the holiday & family & friends . . . because soldiers made that possible.