Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Starting with.

I am starting with the background on the Magnolias.  Black on black for a while!

Sunday, August 28, 2016


I am going to start the Magnolias by Kirk and Hamilton, design KH135, that is 14 inches square on 14 count.  This is going to have a lot of bling in those posies!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pieces of Africa Finished

I completed all of the background darning stitches today!  This one is done!  I am going to check the UFO pile and decide if I want to finish another piece or start a new one!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pieces of Africa returns

I am working on UFO's!  I last worked on this in June!  I have finished all the boxes, backstitched around them and am now working on the darning pattern behind the boxes.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Joy is finished and ready to go in the box top.  I added another row of Entice around the outside of the medallion.  Then the outside edge is stitched with Silk Lame Braid.  The rays are Nordic Gold in silver.  Then Mill Hill beads in between the diamond shapes on the edge and one in the center! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Joy to the World!

I have started another one of the box tops from Jean HIlton's Christmas Ornaments.  Joy to the World is from book two and was all done in red and white floss.  I have switched it to silver and white.  So far I have used Silk Lame Braid, Kreinik ribbon, and Entice.

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Flower Cart

I have finished the stitch guide for The Flower Cart, design 102 by Debbie Mumm for Melissa Shirley designs.  This custom guide was also kitted and included threads,beads and of course suggested stitches.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Single Feather Stitch guide

The Single Feather stitch guide is finished.  You can order it from your shop with the canvas or get it directly from me!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Raymond Crawford Holly with Berries

This kitted custom stitch guide is for Holly with Berries by Raymond Crawford.  The stitcher is going to put this in a box top.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Brenda Stofft Floral Egg

The Floral Egg with Sheep is by Brenda Stofft and is a kitted custom stitch guide.  This is so cute!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Be Mine by Denise

I am writing custom  stitch guides for a bit.  This one is Be Mine and the canvas is by Denise.  This one is going out kitted in the colors the stitcher requested.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stitch Winter

I received this great book--Stitch Winter for my birthday.  I have had a chance to go through and enjoy all of the great ideas for "winter" stitching.  The book is distributed by Little Shoppe Canvas Company and created by Stacey Tombros....Your shop can get it for you!

Saturday, August 13, 2016


I beaded all of the background vee shapes and this one is ready to mail!  I am finishing up the stitch guide and it will be available shortly.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beading and Spaghetti

I am going to bead the entire eye of the Peacock feather.  They colors change often so I have several threaded needles going at once.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Center Band

The bottom center band is almost all done....just a bit on the bottom left to go.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Bottom borders

I have started the bottom border.   The lines across the top of the two boxes are done as are the
first set of boxes on the right.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Background!

I finished all of the background!  I am going to work on all the feather barbs next!