Thursday, August 17, 2017

Miss April, part three

I have added the final eyelet stitch with the lavender Fyre Werks.  The next row is more Smyrna crosses in Pebbly Perle, which is a pale yellow, not the funky one that shows up.  Then I have started another eyelet variation in Splendor.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


I have finished the first vintage bag!  It is all black beads-seed, and three different sizes of bugle beads, some silver pearls, some silver buttons with pearl in the center, and silver beads.  There are some iridescent black ones in there too along with some black cubes.....

Here is the next one I want to add some sparklies to!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One organization job done!

I had been storing my Kreiniks in a DMC thread box drawer with dividers and they were multiplying at a rapid rate when I wasn't looking.  They no longer fit in the size categories I had been using.  First they were in order by size, then color number.  When un-watched, the drawer started to overflow!
Enough as I was having a hard time finding what I wanted and getting the drawer shut!

 First I bought this photo keeper at Michael's.  It is a 14.9 x 12 x 5 inch box that came with 16 boxes inside.  This time, I sorted by color!  I keep a master chart of the colors I have as well so I know without looking if I have the number.  But this way, if I want a green, I can see what I have on hand.

So I have a box for black and gray, blue, brown and copper, 3 boxes of gold-who knew?, green, lavender and purple, orange and yellow, pink and lilac, red, one box of silver up to size 12, one box of silver size 16 and up, white, facets, and one for glow in the dark, micro ice, grass and ombre.
The entire thing snaps shut and is so much easier for me to find and use what I want!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Busy, busy

I am and will continue to be busy, busy enjoying summer and organizing projects.  I will be back as soon as I can.  Stitching is low on the list of things to do while it is warm and sunny!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Spring Fever has a new home

Spring Fever has a new home and they loved it!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Miss April, part two

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Sorry, the picture is a bit dark today.  I have added the third and final ornament to the canvas and they are now all at the same step on the chart!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Spring Fever Framed!

I just picked up Spring Fever by Machelle Somerville from the framer!  Framing by Cascade Gallery in Grand Rapids, MI.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Miss April, part one

I have started Miss April and have set up the first two ornaments.  The canvas cut allows for three of the same ornament on the cut.  I will do all three and have extra for gifts.