Category Archives: Hardanger

Almost Isabella

On and off the nodo dopio feels understandable.  Anyway I’ve managed it and the dove’s eye lacing and am part way through band 6.  It’s hard to remember that things need to be done again (and again) because I’m just … Continue reading

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Just Not Right

The third time I stitched band 2 of the Isabella, I’d had enough for the time.  The nodo dopio stitch just isn’t holding when the doves eye weaving is added.  Each time it has scrunched together in the middle, even … Continue reading

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Eventual and Obvious Things

This is the final bunch of grapes on the inner border of my grapevine table cloth.  You can read more about that in earlier posts here and here.  It feels like I’ve finally made progress.  Perhaps this is the really … Continue reading

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Isabella

I’d forgotten how relaxing and meditative pulled/drawn thread embroidery can be.  It takes a few stitches to get the new row down, but then it’s quick and easy.  I’ve missed this.  The apparent wavy quality of the stitching row is … Continue reading

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One Small Project

A small project I could work on while there is a sleeping baby on my lap.  Fall Samplings by The Nutmeg Needle.

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Additional Pages

I’ve been adding additional pages for ongoing topics and will continue to do so.  They can be accessed via the links below the header.

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Once again I didn’t do any needlework.

I did, however, do a fair amount of finishing work on projects that I had previously completed.  I would have done one more, but the frame wasn’t deep enough so it’ll have to wait until I get another frame.

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