Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Quill

The Quill is now finished as is more background!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Close barbs

The black area around the eye of the feather is called close barbs as they are not the single ones out towards the edges.  I have been working on the background too.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Background and borders

I have started the background and down the side borders.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

All across the top

I finished all of the boxes across the top!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I am more than half way across the boxes and have added in more background too.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I did some more of the boxes and have also started on the background stitch.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Getting faster

I am getting a little faster at the pattern for these!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

One down....

One stitched and lots more to go!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

One full set

I completed one full set and am moving on!  This is very shiny in person!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Starting at the top

I am going to work this from the top down and I have started the boxes.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Single Feather

Single Feather is by Machelle Somerville and is a 9 x 18 canvas on 18 count. 
Let the stitching begin!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Two Birches

This is the third canvas in the Triptych series from Summer in the Park by Carla Banks and adapted by Leigh Designs.  This one is a combination of several of the elements in the other two and I am finishing up writing the guide for it as well.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Center Flower

The big blue flower is in the center of the canvas.
And these will be the leaves.  I am finishing the guide for this one too!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Gold Stalks

This one has several gold stalks and some gorgeous flowers.  This one is almost done.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

River's Edge

River's Edge is the second canvas in the Triptych series by Carla Bank adapted by Leigh Designs.  I am writing the guide for this one as well and will show you the elements that I am doing different from The Birch.  It too is a 10 x 10 canvas.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Birch!

This is a very bright and cheerful park scene!  All done and I am finishing up the stitch guide too!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Sunflower!

The Sunflower is all in place!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Here is a close-up of the Coneflowers!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Birch

The Birch is stitched to the canvas!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Added a river

Of course there is a river running through the park!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

More Stalks

Now there are blue, green and purple stalks.  Some have beads or pearls but not all.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Starting on the Stalks

This is the stalk on the far left!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Grass background

All of the grass is finished.  Time to move onto all the wonderful posies and tree!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Choosing Grass

I have pulled out all of these greens for the grassy background.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The completed sky background

The sky background is finished!  Love all the colors!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Birch

This is The Birch from the Summer in the Park series, the Triptych, by Leigh Designs.  See the whole series here: 
The Triptych are the three designs at the bottom.  I am stitching and writing guides for them.
Red Bird was from this series.
The background is a series of vibrant sunny colors!