Friday, December 30, 2016

More of the large orange

I worked on the large orange rose that is front and center at the bottom!  I am moving around a bit to get some of the larger sections started.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

All the bubbles


I have stitched all of the bubbles all over the canvas....the red and pink circles you see here and there!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Another section

I finished the larger center flower.  I beaded and added sequins to the center.  I also did more of the yellow and gold background spikes, and did a couple of the bubbles.  They are at the bottom and one is pink and one is red.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Red & Pink Flowers


I have started the red and pink flowers on the left.  The two buds are finished and I am working on the large one in the middle.  The bottom wine leaf is also finished.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Some Christmas!


I was lucky to receive some great new books and a beautifully stitched box for Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Happy Holidays



I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!  Enjoy the day with family and friends
and I hope you were so good this year that you got everything on your list!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A lot of green


I finished up both of the green buds, did the yellow and gold spikes in the background and all the leaves around the red and pink flowers on the left. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The first Green flower


I added the bottom stem, the first green flower, the stems to the buds and one calyx.  
Holiday festivities and guests coming won't leave much time to stitch for a few days!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Second One


I stitched the peach and orange rose--that is what I am calling them!  I also added the yellow and gold spikes above the red and pink rose.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Let the fun begin!


I have stitched the first flower and a green and burgundy leaf.  I am going to work across to the left and down on flowers and leaves.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Time to move on!


The background is finished!  Time to get to the fun stuff!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

More of the same



I made it across the top and am working down the side now.  Hopefully one more day of background work!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Needleworker's Bookmark


My sister makes beaded bookmarks so I asked for some that were needlework related!  This one has black and white beads on the wire and one end has a scissor that is about 2.5 inches long.  The other end has another pair of scissors and a spool with thread wrapped around it.  It is about 16" long and is great in my books....when I have time to read!

Friday, December 16, 2016

The pattern develops



Originally, I planned on just working the background a little at a time, but I changed my mind and am working all of it.  It works up fast and there is some sparkle in it.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Getting started


I am starting with the background and have the top left corner mostly done.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Spring Fever


Going on the bars next is Spring Fever by Machelle Somerville, design MS056.  This is a 12 x 24 design on 14 count.  I have gathered threads and am ready to get started on this one.  This is for the oldest son and his fiance' that live in Lexington, KY.  I will also write the guide for this as I go!




Tuesday, December 13, 2016

And finished!


I added the candy corn in more glow in the dark threads to finish this design!

Monday, December 12, 2016

And a broom!


I stitched the broom handle in glow in the dark and wrapped the straw on the broom with some more!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

All the words


What a "witch"!  is all stitched and below it glows in the dark!



Friday, December 9, 2016

Glowing Words


I have started stitching the words.  And, I am using Glow in the Dark threads.  Above is regular light
and below is with the lights off!


Thursday, December 8, 2016

All the hats



The witches hats are all beaded.  These are not glow in the dark but really bright!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Background



Marathon background and it is done!  On to the fun stuff!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More black and


I added more rows of the horizontal background and beaded the two hats on the right.  I put white behind the piece today so you could see the background better, but it lightened up the beading.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Background, step two


I am going to tack all of the vertical threads with a woven darning pattern.  Gives a lot of shine to the background but not too busy!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The verticals


The vertical background stitches are done!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Working on the background

I am starting with the background on this one.  I did baste the outside edges to make it easier for laying in the threads.