Thursday, July 31, 2014

Just the maroon

I moved up and stitched the maroon part of the ribbon.  I will come back to the gold in a bit.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In between

In between the ribbon I was planning a Scotch stitch but it did not look right when I laid in the dark blue, so out it came.  Basket weave was the final choice after trying three other stitches.  Rule of thumb for me is that every canvas does need a place for the eye  to rest so I am now happy with this section.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Starting in

I am working the white background in the center first and today I finished about 3/4  of it.  I see lots of fun with this 6 inch circle!

Monday, July 28, 2014


 First the closeup of the third butterfly finished with more metallic and silk and some pink beads.
The completed piece--all three together.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The finished pillow

 Mr & Mrs is back from the finisher!  It is a 10 inch square pillow made with Silk Dupioni.
 Beautiful ruching on the sides.
The bride and groom's names and dates!

The bride to be with the ring bearer and flower girl!  Yesterday was the wedding shower we held for her and the first chance for her to ask them if they would like to be in the wedding!  Of course they both said Yes! and he also said "This is a lot to take in!"  We all laughed!

Friday, July 25, 2014


Next tot the pink and blue in the middle of the second part is an X done in light blue filament.  Then starting the bottom, more filament in pink and blue silk.....getting there!

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.