Friday, October 24, 2014


Stardust is by Leigh Designs design 5022.  She is one of the eight in the Showgirls series.  She arrived in the mail today!  She is 8 x 20 on 18 count canvas.  More information on her later.....back to stitching leaves.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Starting corners

Each of the four corners is worked from the outside in.  Each row is a different combination of floss so far.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The last rectangle

The last rectangle of leaf patterns took a lot longer.  There are 9 different thread combination of two strands that are all tied down with Kreinik.  Whew!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two more designs

I filled in two more patterns.  Both are worked with floss, the overdyed and more Kreinik.  Just one more pattern to go before I start the rest of the outside.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

3 squares

This is coming right along!  I did the very center square in Marlitt, Kreinik and beads,  The two lower squares on done with the overdyed, Kreinik and beads.

Friday, October 17, 2014

No stitching today!

I did not have any stitching time today!  Instead I met with the Grand Valley ANG chapter!  What a wonderful group of ladies!  They asked me in to talk about blogging.  I admitted to blogging since 2006, which is far back as I can find in my records.  I also surprised myself by finding that information and how many posts there have been.  We talked about available free blog platforms, some things to include on the blog....and some to not disclose.  I found that the destashing blog started in 2008 with my downsizing my own stash. This lead to downsizing for friends and then rippled outward.  We talked about the information available by starting with one blog and moving to another and finding everyone else's blog list.  This however can lead to a lost day!  LOL  They were having a silent auction and I won a darling piece which you will see in the future!  I look forward to spending more fun time with this great group of gals!  Thanks for asking me!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The two side triangles are filled in with Marlitt in a darning pattern....lots of sheen!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The rest

Lesson one is all done.  I finished all of E by working in the overdyed and 3 floss colors.  I added Kreinik to the base of each of the leaf patterns.  I added the beads to section A and C.  I also removed A & C from the other side.