I finally managed to find a program to be able to blog from my computer instead of having to go to the website. I used to use Windows Live Writer, but they stopped supporting it, and I at one time found a new open source version of it, Open Live Writer, but for some reason the installation file that is linked on the source website is not approved by Google, so you can’t use it. But today I managed to find a link to the source that does work, so we are now back in business. Here is the source for anyone interested. https://olw.blob.core.windows.net/nightly/Releases/OpenLiveWriterSetup.exe
Here is what I am working on at the moment:
This design is by Natalia Frank which I am testing for her. This will be a 1/12 scale miniature Medieval tapestry and I am stitching it on 60 count silk gauze with Au Ver a Soie Soie Surfine silk threads. This is being very addictive, and I have a hard time convincing myself that I do need to stitch on other things as well.
This photo is of the other project I am working on at the moment.
The designs are by Nicola Mascall. On the right is the Napoleon III Aubusson carpet, which was originally designed as a 1/12 scale carpet on 40 count silk gauze, but I want to put it in a 1/24 scale house that I am planning on building in the near future, so I am stitching it on 72 count silk gauze also with Soie Surfine.
In the middle is the matching bell pull in the original 1/12 scale size that I stitched years ago on 40 count with Madeira cotton threads.
To the left of it I am stitching the same bell pull for the 1/24 scale house on the 72 count gauze, also with Soie Surfine, and I am changing the colours to match the upholstery that I stitched last year for the 1/24 scale chairs on 84 count silk gauze. It has a blue background and I am changing the blue flowers to purple ones.