Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Final details for Wailing Woods

 After stitching in a ghost in the window and the bushes, I added some fog at the bottom.
The overall closeup shows the "man in the tree" and the eyes in the roof!  This is a fun, fast piece to add to the Halloween collection!  Canvas and stitch guides are now available!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wailing Woods details

 I started with the background and worked the trees after I had filled it in down to the roof line.  I then worked the second story of the house.

Next came all of the first floor and the rest of roof there.

Here is Jane's link to photos of  all of the stitched pieces!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wailing Woods

Wailing Woods is by Leigh Designs and was released at the Dallas Market!  You can see the entire group of canvas at the Leigh Designs website here:

There are eight designs in the series and 5 of them come with stitch guides!

  This is finished as a standup....cute!

Here is what the piece and stitch guide look like!  More close ups tomorrow!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ta da!

The dress is all beaded and so is her shoe!  On to the bustle of the dress!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hot off the printer!

I finished the stitched guide for the Elizabeth Turner Collection stocking cuff XC-10 and it is ready to deliver.....working on others too!

Art Prize 2015

Friday was the first of many trips to Art Prize 2015.  Over 1500 artists display their work over a 3 square mile area of Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 23 to October 11th!  There is a juried prize and a popular vote prize--both of which are substantial!  You can read more about it here:

We always visit at least 3 different days to see all of the entries.  I will show you some of the inspirational pieces over the next week and try to focus mostly on the needle art variety.  The one pictured above is not all needlework however!  The dress and train are made from old library book pages!  It is called Vintage Dream and the artist is Reagen Kazyak.

This piece has stumpwork wings and antlers with his sew and padded fabric body and his wing span is about 24 inches across.  Titled Zammara Circada by Molly Burgess.

Material me and friends is by Joel Fremion and was created using fabric and sewing machine.  The detail and shadings are amazing!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Let the beading begin!

So I am adding silver beads to the black dress.  They fit nicely in the well of the stitches.  I worked down to the drapes today and hope to get the rest of the dress done tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Beating Heart

The stitch guide for Beating Heart designed by Machelle Somerville is now ready!  You can get it from your LNS with your canvas or directly from me!  Have fun with this one!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Still here but..........

I am still around!  I have been very busy of late!  No time for stitching for quite a few days!  I am working on several custom stitch guides right now, but will be back soon!  I just finished a guide for the Elegant Angel stocking by Liz shown below

and now I am working on this one!

I will be back to stitching soon!

Friday, September 18, 2015


Boo! is a counted canvas design by Nancy Cucci and was published in the November 2007 issue of Needle Pointers.  I stitched this piece in 2012 for myself.  My finished piece is here on the blog.  Look on the right side to see it finished if you can't wait!  My sister wanted to learn to do this and she started this piece.  She had the black outline done for the B,  the first O,  and part of the third 0.  I am going to finish this for her as she loves Halloween.  I have stitched the designs in fluorescent Kreinik and am ready to start the border.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

An Elegant dress!

The dress is all stitched!  Now I have to decide if I want to add more beads or just leave it as it is!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More of the dress

I have completed the stitches on the dress and highlight down to the top of her leg!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Starting on the gown

I have started the gown and have worked down to her waist so far.  This is so sparkly in person and as with most metallic fibers, they don't photo well.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


I added sequins over the pink circles!  This cute design is finished.  I am finishing up the stitch guide too!  Thanks to Machelle Somerville for a great design and allowing me to blog stitch it!

Friday, September 11, 2015

The finished heart

All of the stitches and beads are done all the way from the swirl to around the entire heart!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Doing swirls

  I stitched the swirls and added bugle beads on all of them on the side and across the top.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Working on the Heart

I have filled in more of the Swirl and then started down the rest of the rows on the heart itself.

Monday, September 7, 2015

And across the top!

All of the columns are worked from top to bottom on the side and all the way across the top...moving on!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015