Friday, January 30, 2015

First part of the fan

I am working on the fan that she is holding in her hand.  There are two sprays to it and I have completed the right one.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

She is back!

I am back working on Stardust.  I finished the border on the right down the right side.  I started the feather spray she is holding in her hand and have the top section near the skirt done.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Red Flower

The red flower is done.  More beads!  I also finished the leaves for this flower.  So...........this piece is finished!  I will fine tune my stitch guide for it next!  The guide will be available shortly!

Wouldn't this be fab on a tote bag?!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Another one done!

The orange flower is finished!  I did the rest of the beads and all of the leaves!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Silver Bells Stitch guide

The Silver Bells  8343 by Leigh Designs stitch guide is ready!  She is pictured finished as a standup in case you missed the photos from TNNA.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


The big green leaves around the pink flower......I planned on doing them with the Fly stitch but they
took over the canvas. I frogged that all out and started over.  The smaller stitch is much better!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fuzz and beads

The orange flower has the center all filled in and almost all of the beads on the petals. 

Friday, January 23, 2015


I luv this one!  Puts the fire in the Fiery Brazil part.  All of the petals are done and I am adding beads next!

Fuzzy center

These are Brazilian flowers after all, so of course the center is fuzzy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Orange bell flowers

The orange bell flowers are so cute!  Love the hanging tendrils so I added beads to them, of course!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

More beading!

I worked on the bodysuit today and am down past those skinny hips and almost done with the tunic!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Starting the background

White Marlitt for the background stitch.  Although there is a lot of counting and compensating, it moves fairly quickly.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Progress again

More of the black background leaves.  These move along fairly quickly and I am using Twinkle.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Itching to get started

I am going to work the background leaves first and started in the upper right corner.  Not bad progress for a day while I also plot the stitches for other areas.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Another Fabulous design!

I have received Fiery Brazil, one of the new Jungle Heat series by Leigh Designs!  It is a 10 x 10 design on 18 count.  The entire series was announced at the Market this weekend and can be seen here:

Jane of Chilly Hollow is going to be working on Sultry Outback in case you missed her note on the list of stitch guides available site.

I see fun fibers, beads, shiny stuff coming in this new piece that I will write a stitch guide as I go.
Stay tuned this week and I get out my turbo needles!  Let the fun begin!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Top Feathers

The top feathers are all done.  I am going to do the ones on the left next....the ones on her "fan".

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Just beads!

 I worked down the bodice of the costumer today.  She is really full of sparkles.  And, I am using six different colors of beads, not five!  All Delicas.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Beads and borders

I worked more on the beads and then more down the right side of the border.  There are five colors of beads on the tunic so it keeps me on my toe4s!

Monday, January 5, 2015

All over the place

I beaded the body suit straps to finish up the thread in the needle and then decided to do just a few more!  The right side border is done down past the hand on the right.  The feather on the right is done and I have started the one in the center of her suit.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Enough slacking!

LOL, time to get serious about getting some stitching done!  All the holiday is packed away!  Winter is setting in here in Michigan and today brought snow and rain so far with more snow predicted for the next several days!  Say goodbye to seeing the lawn.  I finished the feathers on the headdress and have brought the outside border down past the chin on the right side.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

I plan on stitching some today and then am off to my Mom's birthday with the family!  Hope you all have a safe and prosperous New Year and loads of stitching time!