Sunday, June 25, 2017

Here and there

The dress is almost done,  I have stitched one set of curliques on the hat, added thebeads at the back base of the hat and started feathers.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Waiting on the mail!

And here is where I ran out of thread!  Setting this aside and going to stand by the mailbox!

Monday, June 19, 2017


Normally, this stitch is worked across in rows, but I changed today and worked one section down to the bottom!  The end is in sight!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seems like forever

Now that the garage sale is done I can get back to my stitching!  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The moon!

I made it down past the moon shaped pin on her dress!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Not quite...

Not quite half way done.  Mostly working with just the two colors except at the very right.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Slow and Steady

I am working away, back and forth across the canvas.  Now you can see all the needles I am
working with as I go!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Shading as I go

I am working down and across the dress.  I have several threaded needles with all the colors!

Thursday, June 8, 2017


Some of all the colors worked all the way across.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Dress

I have started on the dress!  Lots more sparkle here too!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Strawberry Daiquiri

Strawberry Daiquiri by Leigh Designs. One of the Summer Sips line with stitch guide by me.  See all of the wonderful drinks at

Monday, June 5, 2017

That is the rest of the background.

I finished all of the rest of the yellow and gold areas so the background is complete.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Left side

I am working on the left side gold and yellow areas.  At first I though it was more feathers, but decided that would be over the top, so I am doing it as a background.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Moving on

I finished her face, neck and lips!  Moving on!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Hat and...

The hat is stitched and I am working on the face.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Working on the Brim

I am working on the brim and the crown is totally stitched.  I am leaving the spaces that are painted gold and silver til later.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More Hat

I am working away on the hat and almost have the crown done.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Starting the hat!

I have started the hat and am working from the crown across the canvas.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The black is done!

Even though it is hard to see, the black background is finished!  On to the fun stuff!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Almost there!

The right side is entirely stitched and I have started the left side working down from the hat!  One more day and the black on black will be done.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

More of the same.

I am down past the hat on the right side and have used one card of thread so far.  Getting there!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stitching away

Black on black is a little slow, but I am making progress.  The black is going to make the rest of this pop!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Black on black

I have started the background and working black on black!  Slow but steady!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Next up!  Angelika is by Purple Palm Designs, #202.  This is
going on the bars today.  It is an 8 x 11 design on 18 count.  Raiding the stash for threads now.  I am going to write a stitch guide as I go, of course!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

All done?

I added the beads all around in the blue for the holly berries.  I have trimmed and shaped the beard and cuff on the sleeve.  I am still trying to decide if I want to add a real bow on top of the stitched one.  I am afraid it will become the focal point and I don't want that to happen.  Thoughts?

Monday, May 15, 2017

All the beard

The turkey work is done!  I have clipped it all and did the first brush.  I won't trim the rest until I take the canvas off the bars.  It will be easier to do all the shaping then.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lots more beard

I am working away on the beard and have added the third color for more shading.  I have only done an initial trim as I want all of it in place before I reduce the height.  I will be shaping it a lot when it is all in place.

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Progress on the beard

I have been working on the beard.  I also did the cuff and mitten.  The cuff is the purple and white untrimmed turkey work, and the purple mitten is basketweave right under that.  I am working the turkey work from the bottom to the top as it is easier to see the stitch placement.  I also found that the piece is called Santa Kiss!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

And the bow

I worked most of the bow in Trebizond and have just a little bit left to finish.  I stitched it all in Basketweave and may add a real ribbon on top...still thinking on that one!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Turkey work

I have started the turkey work.  The hat area is all stitched and I have started on the beard area.  I like Furr Fuzz Funn and it is easy to work with.  I am using two strands in the needle.  This is going to take a while to finish all this!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My Hood/Pinks & Purples

The stitch guide is finished for My Hood/Pinks & Purples for the canvas by Machelle Somerville.  Canvas is MS089A and the guide can be purchased from your LNS or from me.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Blue/White Porcelain Jar

Carolyn sent me a photo of her completed Blue/White Porcelain Jar by Melissa Prince.  I wrote the stitch guide for her and she made some minor changes and sent me a photo of the completed project!  Nice work Carolyn!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Another border

I tent stitched the gold border around the inside circle with Kreinik #12 002 and then did random long and short stitches with a double strand of Furr Fuzz Funn in Flax.  Next up:  Santa's beard and hair.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Santa is back!

Santa with child is back on the stitching frame.  I did the sky today in Woven stitch using Pepper Pot Silk-Illusion 136, Provence 138, and Denim 139.  I added the Magnifica 10009 beads with a strand of Kreinik #4 100.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Los Cobos and La Paz guides!

The stitch guides for La Paz and Los Cobos by Leigh Designs are available with the canvases or from me!. The framing really makes these pop! Designs are 6181 and 6186 that are 8 x 8 pieces on 18 count!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

My Hood is finished!

The last stitches are in house seven in row three and this piece is finished!  Eighteen different stitches and 29 different threads to create  textures, matte and sheen.  I am finishing the stitch guide and it will be available with the canvas or from me!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Closing in

House six is finished!  One to go! Do you get excited as you approach the last few stitches? 

Monday, April 24, 2017

The last Number 5

Row three house 5 is all done!  Only two to go and this will be done!  I am getting excited for the finish!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

House Four fini

House four is all done!  More than halfway across the final row!  This has really stitched up fast!

Friday, April 21, 2017

All the white

I finished the rest of the white background across the top of the third row of houses.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Another pink house

Row three house three is all done.  It is really sparkly in person.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Row Three House Two

I have finished another house with only five to go!  So many sparkly house or windows with enough matte ones to look fun!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

High Tea stitch guide!

High Tea by Patti Mann is now available as a stitch guide.  This one went out kitted and ready to stitch!  What a cute canvas!  Let me know if you want a copy!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Row three, house one

House one is all done in row three!  This is going pretty fast!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Row two

House seven is finished in row two!  Moving on to row three!

Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Row two, house six

I finished house six with another one of the new Silk Lame Braid colors and then filled in the windows.  I also did the white above the last house in the row!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Merry L Needlework Accessories

I received a surprise package i the mail!  These are Merry L Needlework Accessories!  The Red Cozy magnet is perfect and will now grace The Hood canvas.  The Laying tool has several rings with a bead on them so it is also magnetized!  Here is a link to the website:

and check your shop to see if they carry these!

Thanks  Ellen!  I will enjoy using these!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Not quite there

I finished stitching the white above house five and then began the house itself.  Got both of those done but still have windows and steps to do!  So much fun....not enough time!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bubble gum

House four in row two reminds me of Bubble Gum!  Love all the different colors!