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!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Hot Pink for number three

The third house in row 2 is hot pink!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bright Red

Row two, House two is bright red with pink doors and windows.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Row Two, house one

House one in row two is all done.  The windows are done in one of the new Rainbow Gallery Glisten colors!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Adding the white

I worked on all white above the first four houses to get most of the way across this row.  That way I can play with color for several days!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The first row

Well, the photo is a little crooked, but the entire first row is done!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Finished Six!

House Six is done...I had to look twice to make sure I had finished the windows and doors!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Back at it!

I have finished the white across the top and then I started house number six!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pretty in Purple!

House five is purple accented with gold!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Blue/White Porcelain Jar

 I just finished this stitch guide for Melissa Prince's Blue/White Porcelain jar F445.  I also kitted the canvas for the stitcher.  Contact me if you would like a copy of the guide!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Little Pink House

The little pink house is done!  Four in a row......

Monday, March 27, 2017

House Three!

I finished house three and the white area above it....these are so fun!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

House Two!

House Two is all done.  The gold is one of the new Silk Lame Braid gold colors they recently released.

Friday, March 24, 2017

House Two

House two is underway....the roof is done in one of the new Silk Braid gold colors and the house has some metallic in the thread too!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

It is in the details

The house, door, windows and chimney are done on House One!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Let's build a house

I will work across each row of houses for this design.  I have done some white background and starting building this one.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Los Cobos and La Paz

Los Cobos 

 La Paz

Leigh Designs new series called Baja!  I was stitching on these in February and the first part of March and so I was unable to post about them until now.  They have released the series and they are available from your shop along with my stitch guides!  I created two new background stitches for them, added fun beads, threads, and the grapes are 3-D with a stumpwork leaf!  They are 8 x 8 designs on gorgeous blue 18 count!  Sharon Quick has also done two stitch guides.  You can see them all here:

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Hood, Pinks and Purples

This is The Hood, in Pinks and Purples by Machelle Somerville.  The design is MS089A and is 10 x 14 on 14 count canvas.  I will write the stitch guide as I stitch the piece.  Below are some of the threads I plan on using!  This canvas is also available in Blues and Browns.  You can see them at the website:

Sunday, March 19, 2017

This one glows!

What a witch! is back from Sue Parsons at West Coast Finishing.  The ruffled edge pillow has candy corn ribbon on the front and all of the black and white fabric actually glows in the dark!  Since I used glow in the dark threads, I found the fabric that glows too at JoAnn Fabrics!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Profanity is finished!

Finishing by Sue Parsons at West Coast Finishing.....The frilly helps deter the profanity.  The back is red silk!

Friday, March 17, 2017

the Noel ornament

Noel ornament is back! Finishing by Sue Parsons at West Coast Finishing!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Me and my Peeps!! NEWS

I have finally finished the stitch guide conversion for Me and My Peeps by Machelle Somerville to include the yellow and pink colors that are also available. This canvas is so cute and would be a great pillow or standup. Contact me if you would like a pdf file or printed copy! One guide covers all three colors!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

What a witch! Stitch guide

I have finished the stitch guide for What a Witch!  by Jude and it is available directly from me.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Gold and beads

I have added the gold veins and tips on the leaves with Kreinik #8 002.  Then I added white Magnifica beads 10009 with Kreinik #4 100.  Last, I added the Delica gold beads with Kreinik #4 002.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

All of the greens!

All of the greens are in the leaves.  I used Neon Rays 33, 34, 35, 84, and 85, Trebizond 726 and 742.  Next I am going to add the gold in the leaves.   

Monday, February 13, 2017

All of the green colors

I have some of all of the green leaf colors stitched in.  There are still several leaves to finish but I am making progress.  I am working the perimeter first, which is unusual.  I am considering it the background and I like to get the background done before adding all of the other elements in.  I can rest my working hand on the Evertite frame so I am not touching the canvas at all.  Notice that among the leaves are white and gold dots, two colors of berries, and gold in the leaves.  These will also all be worked before I start the rest of the inner circle.  I will try to post most days but have a lot of things going on so it might be a bit erratic.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lots more leaves

I am continuing to stitch all of the leaves.  All of the gold green ones are done in Neon Rays 85.  Next to most of those is Neon Rays 33.  I then started the other green next to the Neon Rays 35 but am using Accentuate 742 to stitch them as I needed another green not available in the Neon Rays.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Made it!

I finished all of the blue!  I also finished the lighest green leaves in the Neon Rays 35 and have started the golden green ones.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

At the bottom

I have made it to the bottom of the blue circle.  Just a little bit more time and I will have all of the blue finished!