Friday, July 31, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Happy Birthday to me!

Two new books from hubby that I will be using!  Already spent some time reading them last night!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Long legs

Copa has a very long front leg peeking out from the gown and I am about half way!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Face and

I have completed her face and started her arm on the right side and moving towards the shoulder.  There will be more details added after more stitching is done.....beads, etc!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A road trip

A trip to the bead store was necessary!  I needed some beads for Copa, the upcoming Bergere by Leigh Designs, and some other finds!  The first five on the left are for Bergere, the next 3 tubes are for Copa, the green ones are a Super Duo bead in Peridot, amd large gold sequins!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

All of the borders!

All four borders are done....helps that the skirt takes up a lot of the right side!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Borders 1 & 2

Borders one and two are done around the entire piece!  Working on #3 working in towards the center next.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Mariposa Reframed

This was originally framed with a pink frame and gold filet around the mat and it did not go where I thought I would hang it....see side of the blog and look for Mariposa and you will see the changes we made.  The silver frame has touches of the purple in it to pop the stitching now.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Second border

I have started the next border in and have completed it down the right side to the skirt and  quite a bit down the left side.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

And the winner is..........

Bobbi has the Celestial Circle chart from Kaitlyn Marie Designs.  Send me an email with your mailing address and I will get it in the mail!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Copa begins

I am starting the borders on Copa.  There are four different borders on Copa as there are on all of the Showgirls in the series by Leigh Designs.

Monday, July 13, 2015


Would you like this chart for the Celestial Circle by Kaitlyn Marie Designs to work on a 10 in square of white Congress cloth?  Either leave a comment here or email me at to be entered in the drawing.  Random # generator on Wednesday and I will mail it to you!  You provide the fabric and all the beads.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

And Noses

My buttons came in the mail!  I looked everywhere locally for some carrot nose buttons and could not find any so I ordered them online.  The Snowman Couple is now finished and ready to be made into the ornament!

Saturday, July 11, 2015


After adding many pearls, seed beads in 3 colors in the background, silver ones in the centers of the Jessicas, this peice is ready for framing!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Growing, growing!

Silver beads, silver paillettes with beads, more bugles!  Only 4 more little bags of beads to go!  The water beads are by AK Designs.  They are clear on one side and iridescent on the other.  Some are stitched on with clear side up and the rest are iridescent side up.  They are dome shaped.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Lots more!

I finished all the Jessicas and cross stitches.  Next smaller bugle beads are added.  Then  varying sizes of water beads are added with a clear seed bead on top.  These have a clear side and the iridescent side and you add them randomly.  Beads are mostly AB beads, by the way.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First steps

Celestial Circle starts by adding the long white bugle beads.  Then I am going to fill the circle with single strand Jessicas using DMC fil and scattered cross stitches.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Celestial Circle

Celestial Circle is by Kaitlyn Marie Designs.  It will be worked on a 10 in square of 24 count white Congress Cloth.  Beads, bugles, sequins and more will fill the circle.  This has been in my stash for quite a while!  I don't know if it is even available anymore but I love the bling!

Monday, July 6, 2015


Copa is one of the eight Showgirls by Leigh Designs #5025.  I love all of these and this one will be going on stretcher bars....12 x 24.  I am pulling threads and stitches, going through beads and my glitz pile....stay tuned!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

All but.............

The gold on his jacket is  #12 Kreinik 002HL worked in tent stitch.  The buttons are cross stitches also worked in 002HL.  The candy cane is #12 Kreinik 003 and 100 in basket weave.  The gold in the mitten is single half crosses in the 002HL also.  The mitten is two shades of 3 ply Splendor 806 and 807.  His coat is worked in Nobuko and reverse Noboku for each side using the Black and Gray Neon Rays.  Waiting for the button noses to come in the mail.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate and enjoy!  This is a piece I designed and stitched for my sister!  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Holly &

The holly leaf is all basket weave with 3 ply of Splendor in 956, 836, 942.  Three Mill Hill beads 3049 are attached with 2 ply of Splendor 820.  The scarf is worked in Gobelin stitches following the flow of the scarf.  3 ply of Splendor 966, 801 and then a single strand of Kreinik #12 002.  Just the coat, cane and mitten left to go!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Her coat and muff

I finished her coat in the Diagonal Cashmere with the two colors of Neon Rays+.  Her muff is worked in Rainbow Gallery Angora in 01 and 20.  I used Brick stitch.  Then laid a cloth over the red coat and brushed with the Bunka Brush....being careful not to mess up my red coat!