From our Zoom program of Tuesday, April 6, 2021

On Fiona, by Sophia Designs, Helen really enjoyed stitching the hat. David charted the stitch, which uses horizontal and vertical perle cotton tied down with Kreinik.

Helen's favorite part of stitching Libby Sturdy's Up Up and Away Santa was doing the balloon basket. She used perle cotton to stich diagonal stripes edged with chain stitches.

Our Zoom meeting tonight featured the beautiful stitching of Helen Voronin and the excellent stitch diagrams of David McCaskill. All chapter members have received a packet which includes a close-up photo of each piece along with David's chart of Helen's favorite stitch for that design. We're lucky to have such talented members who are willing to share their gifts and expertise. Thank you both, Helen and David!

This is a detail from Tudor Christmas House by Peter Ashe. The window was done with skip tent and basketweave, using Accentuate to suggest the sparkle of glass.





















































Above is this month's featured stitcher, Helen Voronin. Below is our program chairman and stitch-guide creator, David McCaskill.












Although this nutcracker frog prince by Damarj was not part of our stitch discussion, Helen wanted to share it because it's one of her favorite pieces. She said that David helped her with lots of ideas for stitches and background details.










For Terry Enfield's Poinsettia, Helen stitched an open background consisting of diamonds inside octagons.

Blue Dragon, by Lee Needle Art, is an insert for a Lee leather handbag. Skip tent was used for the background, and David charted three variations of this versatile stitch.