Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Working along


I have worked all four borders down to the arm on the left.  I then moved up and added a lot more feathers!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Feathers


Time to start on some feathers!  Three different shades of thread to work them.  I am leaving all the stars and sprays til later.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Oh, Wow!


Santa and friends were very kind this year!  Stumpwork Butterflies & Moths by Jane Nicholas, Stitches a' la Carte by Lynda Richardson, Stitches, Volume Three by Ruth Schmuff, a Sudberry box with a stitched design along with a coaster, and finally a Puffin and Company Magnet.  A gift certificate for supplies was also included.  Who knew I was this good all year?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all from our house to yours!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Just the leg


I finished the leg today.  Stitching at this time of year is sporadic at best!  I thought I had everything all done and ready to go, but there are always last minute things that pop up!  I am starting the feathers next and hope to get some time yet this week to do some stitching!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Getting there

I finished the right arm, started down the leg and put in more of the left side border.....feathers will be coming soon!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

And more

  More basketweave so the arm on your left is stitched, and the one on the right is started.  I also worked on borders down the left side today.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Skin and...........

I worked across the chest and started down the arm today.  I also worked down the right hand borders some more.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stitching again!


I took time out to get some cookies baked, packages ready to mail and such Santa like tasks!  Today, however, I got to stitch.  First I worked on the four borders some more.  Then it was time to give Stardust a face!  Love it when the face brings them to life!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Working the border


 Stardust is an 8 x 20 inch design on 18 count that has four borders.  I have set up the pattern for each one and have started across the top.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gypsy Janie





The stitch guide for Gypsy Janie is ready!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What's Next?!

Stardust by Leigh Designs design 5022 from the Showgirls series is going on the stretcher bars.  I have pulled threads, beads and sequins!  Time to get out the staple gun and put this 8 x 20 canvas started.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

White Camellia framed


I picked this one up from the framer!  A cut out black linen mat with a filet next to it.  A white linen mat on top of that with a gold/silver filet net to the floral frame.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

And the bells!


All of the bells are stitched in place!  The bells are from The Collection and they are the perfect sizes for
this piece.  I will get the stitch guide finished and she is on the way to Washington!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Braided hair


I used a blue black rayon to stitch and braid her hair which I haven't done in a long time!  Braid hair that is!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The finished base


All the silver bells are done!  On to the hair next!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Beads and base

I have beaded the front of the gown and started the base.  I designed a darning pattern for this and it will show up better when I get more done!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fabulous Fur!

Even if I do say so myself!  LOL, it is all stitched, brushed and trimmed.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

More trim

I am working the fur on the left side and am about half way done! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

On the left

The left side is stitched, cut and shaped a little bit.  I have covered her braid for now too.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fur

Lots of progress.  I am cutting and brushing a bit, but only doing a little shaping at this point.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Turkey work


The cape cries out for fuzzy fur so I am doing turkey work.  I am fairly slow at this, but making progress.