Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

This is hanging on the wall to greet my Halloween guests!  Hope you have a fun, candy, laugh, costume filled Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Something new

A while back, I stitched this design called Mystic by Ruth Dilts.  It is all done in coppers, some gold and black for my sister.  She has asked for a companion piece to go with it.  I am pulling threads, some graph paper and my stitch books.   Let's see what I can come up with to fill that request!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn Reflections done!

I added the borders by laying in a double strand of Kreinik, added diamond shapes in the overdyed and then smaller ones in Marlitt.  I now have Winter, Summer and Fall all done.  Spring Reflections will be appearing sometime in the future.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The four outside corners are all done!  Lots of shading and they are wonderful!  Just the outside borders left to go!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Lots more leaves

I am making progress....five different color blends so far....hope to finish the leaves tomorrow!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


The corners are slowly filling in.  Each set of leaves around the previous row is a different set of two strands of floss.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Stardust is by Leigh Designs design 5022.  She is one of the eight in the Showgirls series.  She arrived in the mail today!  She is 8 x 20 on 18 count canvas.  More information on her later.....back to stitching leaves.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Starting corners

Each of the four corners is worked from the outside in.  Each row is a different combination of floss so far.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The last rectangle

The last rectangle of leaf patterns took a lot longer.  There are 9 different thread combination of two strands that are all tied down with Kreinik.  Whew!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Two more designs

I filled in two more patterns.  Both are worked with floss, the overdyed and more Kreinik.  Just one more pattern to go before I start the rest of the outside.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

3 squares

This is coming right along!  I did the very center square in Marlitt, Kreinik and beads,  The two lower squares on done with the overdyed, Kreinik and beads.

Friday, October 17, 2014

No stitching today!

I did not have any stitching time today!  Instead I met with the Grand Valley ANG chapter!  What a wonderful group of ladies!  They asked me in to talk about blogging.  I admitted to blogging since 2006, which is far back as I can find in my records.  I also surprised myself by finding that information and how many posts there have been.  We talked about available free blog platforms, some things to include on the blog....and some to not disclose.  I found that the destashing blog started in 2008 with my downsizing my own stash. This lead to downsizing for friends and then rippled outward.  We talked about the information available by starting with one blog and moving to another and finding everyone else's blog list.  This however can lead to a lost day!  LOL  They were having a silent auction and I won a darling piece which you will see in the future!  I look forward to spending more fun time with this great group of gals!  Thanks for asking me!

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The two side triangles are filled in with Marlitt in a darning pattern....lots of sheen!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The rest

Lesson one is all done.  I finished all of E by working in the overdyed and 3 floss colors.  I added Kreinik to the base of each of the leaf patterns.  I added the beads to section A and C.  I also removed A & C from the other side.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

C & D

Pattern C and D are both finished....more of the floss and a bit of Kreinik here and there.  I realized I had assumed that both sides would be the same....not so!  I will take the other side pattern stitches out tomorrow before I start on E.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mariposa framed

I picked up Mariposa from the framer.  The inner mat is a deep burgundy, the outer mat a very pale blue and the outer frame is pink!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Friday, October 10, 2014


Pattern A is filled in with the overdyed floss and then divided by lines of Kreinik

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Making a grid

I have started making a grid using two ply of Needle Necessities color 121.  Yes, I bought the threads a while ago so I have one of the original skeins!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Autumn Reflections

Time to pull something from the stash pile!  Autumn Reflections is Mystery #5 from Loretta Spears.  I have already worked Spring and Winter Reflections.  I want all four done to hang in a grouping.  I am going off to put the 10 x 12 cut of Congress cloth on the stretcher bars!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The last ruffle!

I finished Janie by adding the ruffle to her skirt!  She is ready to head out the door and snag that bag full of candy!  I am finishing the stitch guide and she will be off to the finisher!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Final Coiffure

I added the rest of Janie's hair....a few strands here and there of some Boucle.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Ready for candy!

I finished the trick or treat bag--all in shiny fibers!  She is ready to fill that bag!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Not stitching but............

 Instead of stitching and chores on Friday, I went to Art Prize 2014!  This is an amazing display of art in many forms that include a multitude of mediums.  Above is the piece called Planet Earth the art of God by Andrew Sliwinski and is felt and yarn on canvas.  I had to take an angle shot due to the length of the piece.
Maternal Fortitude is by Lindsay Moynihan and is in the lobby of the Amway Grand hotel.  It is felted woo, hand dyed silk, twine, hemp, wire and plaster.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

And that part is done!

 I finished the background!  Yippee, Hooray!  The bag, the ruffle, and maybe one other thing left to do!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Designing Jewelry

Today I stitched in her earrings, and all those lovely necklaces!  What fun for the gypsy gal!