Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It is time

It is time to start on the Stag!  I have finished his antlers and head.  No, the bottom green is not done yet, but
I just had to get started on another color for a little while!

Five more

I filled in the five boxes in the center of the row near the frame.  Just a few more to go!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Jubilee is Framed!

Here is the photo of Jubilee by Leigh Designs all framed!  The mat is a white silk up next to the black mat followed by the silver frame!  I think it is stunning!  The stitch guide for the piece is now also available!  If you have the canvas you can purchase it from me, or it will come with the canvas from your shop!

Monday, April 28, 2014


I stitched a few boxes on the left and then did a few more on the right.  Overall, not that much green left to go!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Not just needlepoint

 So not only stitching!  My niece, in the foreground, sister and I went to a glassworking class!  Above are the two kilns and instructors.  Sara is seated at the workbench where we all created a pair of long stemmed flowers.  After John picks up the hot glass, we each pulled the blobs into the shape of the flower.  He then pulled the stem out to the length and cut it off the pipe.  Not glass blowing this time, but pulling.  Below is the pair that I brought home.  The cobalt blue one on the left has some yellow in the center as does the multi colored one on the right.
Overall each is 12 inches long and they are 4 inches across the center!

I also did stitch more of the green on the stocking and progress will be posted soon!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Just Red

I worked from right to left today, only filling in the red stripes of the plaid.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


I finished the rest of the frame across the bottom, so the the background and frame are done.  Only the stag to start working in that area.  I also started the toe of the plaid and have a bit of the green filled in.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

At the heel

I finished all of the white in the corner of the interior of the frame.  So all of the background area of the picture frame is completed.  I did a few more rows of the green in the plaid so I am down to the heel area.  I also started across the bottom of the picture frame!  Whew!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Almost there!

I finished all of the white around the stag and all of the pink areas. I was able to finish all but a tiny bit of the white ground as well.  That will be where I start tomorrow.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pink and white

I am back to stitching after all the festivities!  It was a warm and sunny day here yesterday and everyone
had a great time!  I am working on the ground below the stag and have about half of it done.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Moving down

I added more green and red plaid, finished the curve of the frame and started across the bottom.  I filled in around the stag's tail and under his leg a little.  Last, I did the 3 rows of basketweave in white down to the frame.

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Blue Russain

I received my May issue of Needlepointers this week.  I have enjoyed reading Jane's (of the Chilly Hollow blog) article!  As you know she is stitching one of the Russian Santas by Leigh Designs on her blog-
The article presents her ideas and what she chose up to the point that the magazine had to go to print!

Nice job, Jane! 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jumping around

I finished the white area above the back and neck and a bit around the tail.  I then added the frame down to the curve.  Last, more green and red plaid to the start of the heel!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

More in the middle

I am working the white area above the back and have finished the white/pink area above
the tail.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Working the middle

I am working in the middle, filling in the ground area in basketweave.  I am also working down the right side for the finisher.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Working down the side

Time to get the left side worked down a little further.  More of the red and green plaid are done.  You can see the start of the curve of the heel of the stocking!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mountains and trees

All the trees are done!  I have also finished the mountains in the background behind the candles.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eye strain

Sorry about the eye strain but you will have to look close again to see that the trees on the right side of the candles are now done!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Look closely

The darkest background trees are done and I am working on the one in the front of those.  It is difficult to see because I am working with a single strand of fiber and allowing the canvas to show through.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

White sky

I finished the white sky all the way across the stocking!  Now on to the trees!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

White background

today I did the rest of the white background on the far right....I also did the background trees right below it.  I have started some of the next tree but it is not done yet.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Here and there

First I did a lot of white down the outside edge on the right side.  I will be using colors for the trees and felt that the silk would be better for the finisher.  Then I moved back over to the left side and worked green and red down to the stag's nose.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Just white

Behind the mountains and trees is a white sky.  I am filling it in with basket weave.  I am also working down the side at the same time.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Some red, green and white

Time to bring the green and red down the left side some more.  Next I have started the snowy sky on the right.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Candles are done.

I finished stitching the candles, added a flame and then also stitched the candle cups.  I think the candles look a bit like beeswax.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Starting the candles

I have started the candles and have one all done.  The middle one is almost done.  The flame is yet to be done on all of them.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I worked more of the green and the red in the plaid and then worked the picture frame down the side.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Picture Frame and more....

Today I worked the top of the picture frame and the 1st curve using Kreinik.  I also added the rest of the red in the top of the stocking.  Last, the 3 rows of white are done on the right side for the finisher.