Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Starting the feathers!

I have started the pink and white feathers!  These will take a while but will be fun!

Friday, January 29, 2016

The borders are finished!

I have finished all of the borders!  I also beaded her shoes!  On to the feathers!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The skirt is done!

I finished down the left side of the skirt!  All of the beading is done!  Just a bit more on the borders and then the pink and white feathers to do.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The right side borders

I stitched the right side borders down to the corner after I finished stitching the rest of the leg.  That is a lot of Kreinik shine!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The right side

The right side is all beaded!  The shine of all the beads is much better in person!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A very long leg!

I worked on stitching down the leg for the most part!  I also did a bit more of the borders on the left side.  This is coming right along!

The Empress stitch guide is back in the final form--which means the cover has a photo of it framed.  It is available with the purchase or the canvas or from me!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Here and there

Completed a bit more of the skirt, worked on her leg, and the left side border.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Half way

Working down the skirt and about half way down.  Also worked more on the left side border and started on the leg.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Fringe and more

The fringe on the halter is done, the torso and arm are done, the bracelets are done, and I finished the feathers on the left!  

Monday, January 18, 2016

Feathers and borders

I have worked the borders down past the feather spray on the right side and then stitched in the spray itself.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

More bling

I finished the arm and chest area first.  Next she has her earring and bands of bracelets!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Fleur de Paris

 Beating Heart by Machelle Somerville on display at Fleur de Paris booth at TNNA!
 Green Poinsettia stocking by Machelle Somerville on display at Fleur de Paris booth at TNNA!
First Frost by Machelle Somerville on display at Fleur de Paris booth at TNNA!  

Love seeing them beautifully framed!


 This is Empress from the Royals Collection by Leigh Designs!  The bling on this is awesome!  I thought about photographing it in direct sunlight so you could see all of it!  LOL
Here is the framed piece on display at the TNNA San Diego show the past weekend!  I snitched the photo from the TNNA Facebook page.

You can see the entire line of crowns and tiaras at:
Be sure to click on the links under the designs that have stitch guides available to see more awesome stitching!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The left ones

I finished the left side borders down past the head dress feathers!  Just a bit to go on the right side down past those feathers.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Some of the side

I am working at the top borders so I can start on the head dress feathers....lots done down the right!

Friday, January 8, 2016

From the top......

I have started at the top of the canvas and am working the four different borders.  I have to get quite a bit of border done before starting on the head dress feathers.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


 This is Bergere from the Showgirl series by Leigh Designs, #5027.  It is an 18 x 20 canvas on 18 count.  She is to be a mate to Copa to hang in my house.  I will be working some of the same elements in this piece to go with that canvas, such as the borders.  I have been accumulating the threads and beads while working on my other projects so I am ready to get this on the stretcher bars and go.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

And done!

I finished stitching the second Boo!  I have to find a frame for this.  This is the second one that I stitched as my sister had started it but did not have time to finish, so I did.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


I finsihed all the rest of the flower petals!  So this piece is finished!  Thanks Machelle Somerville for a wonderful canvas.  The canvas is on its' way to Fleur de Paris and the stitch guide will be in a couple of minutes!

Monday, January 4, 2016

The rest of the toe

I went ahead and finished all of the berries and vines.  All that is left is a few flower petals!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Moving around!

I still have several petals to finish, but switched to working more of the zig zag at the bottom for some variety.  I have the area about half done and will do more of the zig zag to finish off this portion of the stocking before resuming petals.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

I wish all of you a wonderful New Year!

Today is my mom's birthday so we are going to celebrate as a family.  I will get some stitching time later.

I went back and looked at 2015 from my stitching list and it was a very productive year!  I finished 14 projects, wrote several stitch guides for those projects as well as quite a few custom guides this year!  Busy, Busy, but doing what I love!

May all of your stitching dreams come true this year!