Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Plans change

So I tried several thread combos and stitches for the nose.  Rip it Rip it Rip it.  Move on and do it later!
Her ear muff is all basket weave with Neon Rays+ in 22 and 26.  Her scarf is worked in the Kalem stitch with Very Velvet 223.  I have started her coat with more of both of the Neon Rays+ in the Diagonal Cashmere stitch.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Working faces

The snow faces are worked all in #8 Kreinik in basket weave.  Colors I used were 100-white, 014 blue for the edges, 9200 pink cheeks.  The black 005HL is used for the Smyrna cross stitches for the eye and smile pieces of coal.  Next up, carrot noses!

Friday, June 26, 2015

A top hat

 The top is stitched in Neon Rays black 01 and the highlight is gray 93 in Oblique Slav.  The gold band is tent stitched in #12 Kreinik in tent along with the band for her earmuffs.  The ribbon is stem stitch in Neon Rays +22 red and 26 for the shadow.  His hat brim is more Neon Rays 01 worked in tent stitch.  The berries will be added after the holly leaf is stitched.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


I worked the background in Trebizond 651 and white using the Irish stitch.  These two are quite the pair!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Stardust is all framed and the stitch guide is also now available!  Framing by Maggie at Fast Frame in Asheville, NC.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

And next........

This ornament is by Rebecca Woods, bb-A.  I am pulling threads and putting it on bars today.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Santa is done!

I finished all of the Bargello pattern for the beard and have brushed it.  I added the gold bell.  There was a bell painted on the canvas.  I painted over it and then stitched the end of the hat.  I then attached the jingle bell so it will be an ornament that can make noise.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Getting there!

I added the Kreinik  #8 003V in the spaces left by the Flying Crosses.  I am working the beard in Angora white 01 and gray 02 in Bargello Line Pattern A from Ruth Schmuff's book.  I also trimmed the moustache a little closer!