Thursday, July 24, 2014

More mail!

Meditating Mums coaster came in the mail this week too!  It is a six inch design on 18 count.  I have pulled threads, bought some, and am ready to put this on the stretcher bars!  I will be writing the stitch guide too!
You can see all 8 of the designs at
Jane of Chilly Hollow is doing the Timeless Tiger from this same grouping!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The third butterfly

I have started the third and final butterfly.  This photo is a lot darker than the actual piece but the top is pink with turquoise beads.  Next is a band of purple followed by turquoise, pink and blue.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

An early present

My birthday is next week and look what I got in the mail!  I love early presents and I have already spent a great deal of time perusing this book.  Several years ago I took a "what do  I do with this canvas" class from Carole at Callaway Gardens.  I still have my note book from that class and this just makes me smile!  It is full of goodies from Carole Lake and Michael Boren.  If you ever get a chance to take a class, it is well worth it!  Not only does she have great ideas, but is also funny!!  Two of my favorite things!  The canvas I took to Callaway was Roses and Tassels and you can see the transformation by clicking on that title on the Right side.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Middle one

The middle butterfly is all done!  Love the colors on this one!  One left to do in turquoises, blues

Sunday, July 20, 2014


I framed Old Saint Nick in a vintage frame.  It used to hold a photo of my Dad when he was very young and I confiscated it from my parents.  Very suitable for Nick I think!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Outside of two

I did the outside stitches around the rest of the is butterfly!  Lots of outline stitches and long satin stitches with one ply of silk.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The middle one

I have started the middle butterfly.  I thought it was mostly red from the photo but is is more fuschia, lavender pinky, LOL

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Old Saint Nick!

And he is all done.....his boots are navy blue, added some bling to the staff and just a few snowflakes!