Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Guess what?

Frosted Feathers is back from the framers and I have already hung it on the wall!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Getting there!

I finished the top little section to even out the top.  Moved down the left side and over to under her shoes.  Her shoes are done in Patent Leather!  And......her socks are done!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Two thirds

I am calling it two thirds done!  When I started the top of the background I was car stitching.  Now that I am home again, I took the time to draw in the left corner where I fill in to match the shapes of the sides.  I did this by using tracing paper.  I traced the right side, folded the paper in half, cut it out and then traced the line
for the left curve.   I will fill that bit in shortly.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Getting there

Today I worked more background down the right side.  It takes some time but must be done!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Moving along

I worked   down the right side today, and covered up her earring!  That means I have a
little something planned for them later on.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Time to start on the background.  Since she is going to be a standup, I am creating a dome across the top and then will work down the sides.  As you can see, I still have the hem of her skirt and her trick or treat bag to do.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Posies and more

I added the posies and leaves to the skirt.  I moved down and did the stockings and added her shoes.  Her shading on the skirt ruffle is also done!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Starting the skirt

I have finished the background on the skirt.  Next I will fill in the flowers.  Yes, once again I covered the necklaces and will add them in later.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stitching skin

I have stitched her face, neck and arms.  I covered up the necklaces around her neck and will add them back later.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lil' Gobelin Janie

 This is Leigh Designs Lil' Goblin Janie!  She is design 5207 and she is a 5 x 6 design on 18 count.
I have pulled threads for this little gypsy girl and am ready to stitch her.  She is going to be finished as a standup!  You can see the series here:  http://leighdesigns.com/Grp520x.html

All of the threads she will wear!

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I have painted the Sudberry box a high gloss black and inserted the needlework.  Done!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bugles and seed

I have added all the bugle and seed beads to the Buckingham Palace.  The design is finished and ready to go in the box!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Four way

The Smyrnas are now filled in with four way continental stitches.  Some are black and some are Kreinik gold.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More black

More Smyrnas at the ends of the Crescents!  Then partial Crescents on top of the gold ones and a straight line covering the centers.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Added the ends

I added the ends with more Crescents and then some more Smyrna Crosses.  I lightened the photo a bit so you can see the pattern the Smyrnas have created.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Buckingham Palace

Pulling from the stash, I am going to work Buckingham Palace by Coleman Cottage Designs on black 18 count canvas.  I have a Sudberry jewelry box with an 11 x 4 opening that this will fit into!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

3 New Stitch guides

 Meditating Mums 6 inch coaster
Highland Stag Stocking

All three of these stitch guides are now available with the purchase of the canvas from Leigh Designs.
Your shop can order them for you with the canvas or you can purchase them from me as well.  Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Another one!

I have finished the stitch guide for the Cool Cardinal!  The design is by Charley Harper and the canvas by Treglown designs.