Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  We are off to brunch and to dye and hunt for Easter eggs with the great niece and nephew and all the adults!  Have a great day!  This is one of my favorite eggs I made a long time ago!

Friday, March 29, 2013

More Glitz

Today I added the silver Kreinik in the spaces between the Hesitation stitches on the bodice and down through the rows I have stitched.  On the left side, I have added Silk Lame Braid in the silver painted areas.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Gown

My thread to finish the stole should be here today or tomorrow so I am going to work on the gown until it gets here. I am using two shades of Neon Rays and laying this stitch.  The shine is perfect!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Starting the stole

I have started the stole and am using Wisper to create a nice fuzzy and warm wrap.  A snazzy wrap for a classy lady!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I stitched the background behind the bracelets with Kreinik and then added loops of white and silver beads to create the effect of her bracelets.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Still working

No photo today!  I am still stitching on the left side, but will have it done tomorrow!  Photo then, Promise!

Friday, March 22, 2013

On the right

Kitty's right shoulder and arm are done clear down to her wrap!  All done in three shades of Splendor.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Moving on

Next up is working on the face and neck.  I have worked it all in basketweave with Splendor and shading as I go.  I have the rouge, lipstick and teeth all done too!  I love it when the face is done!  Next up will be those long arms!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First, the hair

I am starting from the top and have done Kitty's hair in a bargello pattern using Gloriana silk and Kreinik blending filament......the debate is she Jean Harlow  or Marilyn Monroe?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Miss Kitty

I just put  Kitty on the 12 x 22 stretcher bars!  Isn't she fabulous?  She is by Leigh Designs and is one in the series of Femme Fatales and the painted size is 8 x 18 on 18 count.  I am busy pulling theads and auditioning stitches but she will be in progress soon!  You can see all 8 of these beautiful women at:

The home page of Leigh designs says:  "It was the era of “Booze, Bands and Broads”. Tbe booze was the martini, the bands were big and the broads were Femme Fatales! Ring-a-ding-ding !!!"

So, I think she is going to be razzy, jazzy,  and have her fair share of bling!

Thanks to Leigh Designs for permission to blog stitch this gal! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

All stitched!

I finished the other side of the Christmas ornament 2012.  Remember, I have taken two of the motifs from the pattern by Threedles and stitched those in the extra canvas space.  When I am ready to start finishing, this one will be a two sided ornament. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Almost done

I finished up the design on the left and added the silver Kreinik.  Then I have all of the Amadeus done and am working on the silver Fleur de Lis.....almost there!

Saturday, March 16, 2013


I am so excited to announce that there are now stitch guides available for Sloe Gin Sadie and Champagne Corliss!  Both canvas are by Leigh Designs and are part of the Floozies series.   You can see them here:

or, you can look on the right side of blog and find the posts as I stitched both of these on the blog.  The guides have more detail along with thread and material lists.You can purchase them through your shop when you buy the canvas or you can purchase them directly from me.  They are a PDF file that I can email and you print at home or I can mail it to you.  If you are interested, send me an email at  I accept checks and paypal.

 Email prices:

Champagne Corliss will be $30.00.    Sloe Gin Sadie will be $20.00.

US mail prices:  Add $10.00 to each  for paper and postage.

And, if that is not enticing enough......I will be doing another guide real soon!  Stay tuned!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Champagne Corliss

Champagne Corliss is framed!  My framer in NC has her all finished!  She has a silver mat, then a black and silver filet which sits against the purple mat, then a silver beaded filet and her silver frame!  Maggie does amazing work!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A red variation

A while back, I stitched the Christmas ornament 2012 by Threedles.  You can see a bit of it at the top of the red and silver  piece here.  There is enough canvas at the top and bottome to stitch two more squares of the patterns.  I am going to make this into a two sided  ornament  and use up more of the canvas before finishing the cube.  I am using red Splendor and silver Kreinik to create this one.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


The stitching is all done on the Pansies!  I am going to put this in a box top.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Little by little

The two side petals of the front pansy are done.  These only use five shades of the floss.  Yesterday's petal really did have six colors and one white in it!  These went faster as I was not changing the thread in the needle so ofen.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The back petal

I got back to stitching and got the back petal of the front pansy done.  There are 7 colors of floss in this petal!  You notice I did not do the face on the white one?  I am going to do both of the centers at the same time when I finish this one.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

All but the face

I finished the rest of the white petals on pansy #2 and have just the face to finish on this one.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The last beads

A Different view is done!  All of the crystals and beads are in and I also finished the eyelet stitches.  I tried several shots to get the beads and all to show up, but they just don't want to.  Double click on the photo and it does get a little bigger so you can see some!  Sorry!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Crystals, bugles and

I have started attaching blue, green, fuschia and amethyst crystals around the outside border  and blue Mill Hill beads in the 8 pointed stars.  Crystals are attached in the top and left Octagon along with the blue Mill Hills and on the top one...some white bugle beads.  About half done!

Monday, March 4, 2013


All of the stitching is done......except for that bit on three where I ran out of fiber....any way....I finished all the Kreiniks, Patina, and Sparkle Braid in the fourth one and did both of the bottom two pattern boxes.  One is done with Pebbly Perle and Bijoux and the other is done with Patina, Bijoux and Kreinik.  On to the crystals and beads!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Octagon 4

I finished all of the Crescents around the center with the Kreinik and then added eyelet stitches with Pebbly Perle.....the Crescents took a long time and a lot of thread but are gorgeous!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Moving on

All of Octagon 3 is complete except for 4 eyelet stitches around the outside--see the blank space?  I ran out of fiber and will be getting that soon.  So I started on the bottom Octagon.  I did the center with Frosty Rays and an Amadeus variation and overlaid that with purple Kreinik.  I have started the red heart designs that will go around the outside of the center box.