Sunday, August 31, 2014

Another Finish

I finished the Spartan Iris.  I did take out the yellow on the front left side.  Just did not like it as my eye went right to those!  I also added the iris beards.  The instructions called for 3 colors of thread to create them but I had some Estaz in just the right color so they are actually fuzzy!  This 4.5 wide x 7 in tall design is ready to frame.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Front left

 The rest of the front petal is done.  I am trying to decide if I like all the yellow highlight!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The left petal

And, the left petal is stitched.  A lot of color in this one!  Just  a few left to go!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The center

The center is finished.  I have started the left outside petal and it is split stitched all the way around.  That is the first step of each petal, by the way.  I have started working from the edge in to the center....this one will have a dramatic color change.

Monday, August 25, 2014


I am working the center petal.  Did not get it done, but a lot of it is.  Nine colors in this petal.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A top petal

I stitched two of the top petals.  The one on the top right is a lot lighter and appears to wrap around from the back.  The one next to it is a lot darker.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fireworks stitch guide--UPDATED

I have finished the stitch guide for Fireworks!  
On to the next one!

The Fireworks stitch guide is available now. Email me at if you are interested!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Petal Two

Petal two lies on it's side with a fold over.  There are 8 colors in this petal.  And, there are 4 raspberry pies in the freezer and 12 jars of jam too!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The first petal

I have finished the first petal on the Spartan Iris.  Luv it!  We went and picked red raspberries this morning and I am off to the kitchen to freeze some for this winter and make the jam!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The bud base

I finished all of the bud base using 8 different colors of floss.  The nice thing about the working with a single strand of floss is the amazing sheen it creates!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The stem

I worked the stem or stalk of the iris today.  There are shades of floss in the stem which is worked in all split stitch. The design area on this is 4 x 8 inches which I forgot to mention yesterday.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Spartan Iris

Spartan Iris is the linen stamped fabric and instruction sheet by Trish Burr.  It uses 40 colors of  DMC floss and will be needlepainted.  I have just finished pulling all of the threads and am going to rinse and press the fabric per the instructions.  What fun!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I completed the flower with ribbon and added the beads to the wheels in the center of the white area.  I am finishing the stitch guide next!

Friday, August 15, 2014

And the big ones!

All of the big leaves are also done!  I used another Silken Straw for the broad part of the leaves and the same dark green for the veins that is on the small ones.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Little green leaves

I worked all of the little Green leaves that are in the white and gold area using Straw Silk.  This is a great fiber as it is over-dyed and has a lot of sheen.  There are a multitude of uses for this thread!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


All the Japanese gold is now swirled on the yellow!  Moving on to the leaves!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gold swirls

I am working on the gold swirls on the yellow sections laying in Japanese gold and couching it in place.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Beaded ribbons

I finished the beaded ribbons!  This is moving along fairly quickly and I love the additional bling!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The wonderful Wedding!

 The bride, her dad, the groom, Peyton with the pillow and his brother
 The bridesmaids, Kailyn was the flower girl, and Matt's mom on the left
And Married!  Congratulations Matt and Ally!  A beautiful weekend and fun for everyone!

Friday, August 8, 2014

More beads

Plan A did not work like I wanted, so Plan B works for the gold detail on the maroon ribbon--gold beads!
Much better than my original plan!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The edge

Time to work the edge of the gold area with some Japanese gold couched all in a row!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

And that section

I finished the rest of the yellow basket weave. Notice I have left all the gold areas undone?  Be patient, I am going as fast as I can!  LOL

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I am working on the left and bottom yellow areas, almost done with those too!

Monday, August 4, 2014

All that gold

The background of gold is done.  All of the yellow swirls are filled in and I added the maroon as well.  This section just needs the leaves and the  border.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Up and over

I moved up and over to the left and am working the gold fabric.  So far some of the yellow and a lot of the gold is done.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ripples of beads

 I added the water ripples in beads!  I love beads on needlepoint....great bling and dimension!