Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Made it!

 All of the background on the left side!
All of the background on the right side!  Moving on!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Almost on the right side

A few more rows down the right side.  I am hoping one or two more days on background and it will be done.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

More down the left side

I have made it across another row and then concentrated on the row on the right side.  Almost down to the bottom!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Another one across

Today's progress shows another row finished across to the right side....moving into another color!

Friday, October 16, 2015

All the way across

 I have added more rows of the background and finished the moon.  I took 3 photos
 so you can see the entire piece, up close, from left to right.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Here and there

I started row 4 of the background and worked over to the moon.  I have quite a bit of the moon stitched in!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Row 3

 Row 3 is worked all the way across!
 A closeup of the left corner gives you a better look at some sheen....and the one below is the right corner.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Row Two

I finished across the second row.  A bit more of this and I will start on other elements.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Starting with sky

I have started with the sky and have worked one row all the way across.....31 inch stretcher bars!

Monday, October 5, 2015


 Visions of Sugarplums is now a stocking.  It is edged with white cording, lined with lavender cotton and backed with white.
Lunar Santa is now a standup and backed with blue Moire and an ultrsuede bottom.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Introducing First Frost!

First Frost is by Machelle Somerville!  This is a 11 x 27 inch design on 14 count on 14 count.  You can see lots more of her designs here:

or at her Facebook page here:

I will be writing a stitch guide as I stitch this piece!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Blue Ribbon and....

These 3 photos are from Art Prize and are called Blue Ribbon by Scott Hoyle....wouldn't they be great needlepoint????
This one is Hooty and the Blowfish with Sam and Scarlett by Steve Vaught!  
 These are beaded clay pieces by Madeline Kaczmarezyk and gorgeous!
At the Geral R. Ford museum there is usually a water piece.  This one was my fav called called Reach and Splash by Andy Sacksteder.  She has a bow and arrow and he is splashing.  There were others in the water, but these are so darn cute!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Beautiful ultrasuede!

I was fortunate to win a giveaway by Orna Willis!  These lovely pieces of Ultrasuede arrived in my mail.  Includes some with designs and lots of colors....these will be used on a special piece one of these days!
I follow and read her blog here:

More Art!

 The top two photos show two of the pieces in The Thread that connects by Paula Kovarik.  Stunning use of fabric thread and batting.  The third photo shows how info is posted so we know the artist.  There is a vote-# for the popular voting part of the display.  There is also a artists statement which describes the inspiration for the pieces and gives greater detail about it.

Machine appliques with intricate click to enlarge the photos....the dress is also very detailed and amazing!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Copa complete!

I laid tulle over the bustle part of the skirt, beaded her hip ornament and dangles and added lots of gold beads to the top of the tulle!
She is ready for the framer!