Thursday, December 31, 2015

More than half

I figure I am now more than half way through the flower!   This is going pretty quickly!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

More petals

Worked a lot more petals today and all of the sequins and beads are in place on all the petals.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Flower Center

All done!  I finished up the entire beaded center.  I am going to work more background sequins and bead and then resume stitching petals next.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Beading away

It is going to snow today!  It has been such a balmy December in Michigan, but snow is on the way and maybe some freezing rain too.  I decided to stay inside!  I am beading the center of the flower and making great progress!  About half done!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Flower center

 I did a bit more on the petals on the left and added more sequins and beads to a lot more of the other petals. The center of the flower was calling out and I started beading the will all be beads and crystals.

Friday, December 25, 2015

From my house

to yours!  Merry Christmas Everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Top left

The top left portion of the pointsettia is stitched!  I notice more sequins show up in this photo.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Flower Petals

I am working on the flower petals!  3 colors for the petals, two for the sequins and beads.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Busy, Busy!

I can certainly tell it is Holiday Season!  Things are really busy at my house as  I am sure they are at yours!  I am stitching a little bit but not much to show you right now.  I did finish this custom stitch guide for a gal and it is available if you are looking for one.  Tombstone Tish is by Leigh Designs and is  number 5015.    Details are on the tab for guides above.

Meanwhile, I am off to cook and clean and wrap presents again!  Back soon with an update on the stocking!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Starting the petals

The top half zig zags are done.  The top set of berries are done, and I have started working on the poinsettia petals.  I had one stitch in mind that did not work so I did the ripit stitch and have restarted!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Down to the flower

The zig zags are done down to the top of the flower and I added a couple more berries.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Another vine

I have added more rows of zig zags in black and white and the next vine is all stitched.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Zigging & Zagging

I am working down the body of the stocking and stitching in the zigs and the zags!  All the berries and vines are done in the top left of the stocking too.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The cuff

The cuff is finished!  I added the first row of the black zig zag pattern as well.

Monday, November 30, 2015

More berries

I worked on the cuff some more and then added a lot more berries and vines.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Hat Trick

Hat Trick is by Blue Moon designs and I just finished writing this stitch guide.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A few more

A few more rows of silver and some "centers" for the berries!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Adding in

So a few more background rows and then I have added some of the stems and two berries!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Row after row

I am working on the cuff which will take a while, but I make progress everyday!  This area is 3 x 9 inches so it will take a couple of days!

Friday, November 20, 2015

From the top down

As with most stockings, I will be working this from the top down.  I have started at the cuff and worked the green triangles and am putting in the background as well.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Green Poinsettia Stocking

 Next going on the bars is Green Poinsettia Stocking by Machelle Somerville!  This is a 10.5 by 19.5 stocking on 14 count.   It is available in your shop now.  I will be writing a guide as I go and I have pulled all the threads too!
More of Machelle's designs can be seen at:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The left side is done

The left side of the water is done!  This piece is finished!

Thanks Machelle for a super design!  Machelle Somerville design MS046 distributed by Fleur de Paris and available through your LNS.  The stitch guide will be available soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The left side

I am stitching away on the left side....the top maybe one third is done.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Flying Fingers

The entire right side is done!  Moving over to the left!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Second layer in the water

I am stitching the second layer of the water on the right side.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The finished branches

All of the branches on the tree are done!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Starting the water

I am starting the water and have laid in the base thread on both sides!  I still have a little bit of the last branch to do, but wanted to get this going too!

Monday, November 9, 2015

And one to go!

I completed another branch, more on the trunk and only one to go!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Moving along

Limb 5 is done, limb 6 is started and there is more done on the trunk!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

In the center

I am working on the branch 4 and 5 in the center and have worked part way down the trunk as well.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Limbs on the left

I finished limb number 3 so I am half way done with them

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Limb Two

Almost all of limb two is done!

Monday, November 2, 2015

One full limb

I have the bottom lower left limb complete and am working on the second one.

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Tree!

I started the tree and am adding the "frost" as I go!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Made it!

 All of the background on the left side!
All of the background on the right side!  Moving on!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Almost on the right side

A few more rows down the right side.  I am hoping one or two more days on background and it will be done.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

More down the left side

I have made it across another row and then concentrated on the row on the right side.  Almost down to the bottom!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Today is a center shot showing I have started adding purple!  Love it!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Another one across

Today's progress shows another row finished across to the right side....moving into another color!

Friday, October 16, 2015

All the way across

 I have added more rows of the background and finished the moon.  I took 3 photos
 so you can see the entire piece, up close, from left to right.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Here and there

I started row 4 of the background and worked over to the moon.  I have quite a bit of the moon stitched in!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Row 3

 Row 3 is worked all the way across!
 A closeup of the left corner gives you a better look at some sheen....and the one below is the right corner.