Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What a witch!

I put this on the stretcher bars and am gathering threads and beads to start on this design by Jude.  It is going to be a stitched 8.5 x 9 design that is on black 18 count.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Surf & Sand is finished!

I added some eyelets and some Jessicas in the center next to the Bargello before adding the Sprat's Head in the corner.  Next in the border row, I added some double cross stitches.  Finally, beads were added in the center of the Jessicas, along the top right row of Moorish stitches and then along the double cross stitches.  This is done!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Border, part two

I added the row of Kreinik around the Bargello and then added Fan stitches with Perle.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The border

The right side is enclosed in a border.  I have used Pebbly Perle for the blue and am starting the next row with Kreinik.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The top right

The top right is finished!  A row of half crescents in white Kreinik, followed by a Fleur de Lis in Watercolours, and a pair of Jessicas!

Friday, November 25, 2016

More Surf

I added more surf on the right with Belle soie in a bargello stitch divided by some tent stitch Kreinik.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Out to the left

I have added three rows of Moorish stitch in Pebbly Perle and two rows of tent stitches with Kreinik.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Surf and Sand progress!

I have been busy stitching-in between getting organized for Thanksgiving!  Aren't we all?!  
So on the left I added a row of Crescents with Kreinik, added two rows of Crescents on the right in Kreinik, added some Smyrna crosses in the middle of those with Kreinik and then added some fan stitches next to those with Perle.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Getting started!

Although this photo does not show it, the canvas is light blue.  I have worked the Rhodes squares in Watercolour Night Sky 160.  The Scotch stitches are two strands of #8 Perle in 932.  The Fan stitches are a single strand of #8 Perle in 930.  The design is an offset square that will be 5.6".

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Surf and Sand

Surf & Sand is a charted canvas design by Northern Pine Designs that has been in the stash for a while!  I am going to change colors to use up threads and a piece of blue canvas I have on hand!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

All nestled in place

So all the top are now in the Sudberry boxes!  Caught glare on one, but they are all done!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Red Noel Teardrop finished!

The last steps were fast.  Neon Rays is laid between the gold vertical rows.  DMC fil is worked in half cross stitches to hold it place.  Finally Trebizond was laid down the centers.  This was a fun one and is ready to send to the finisher!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Teardrop, part two.

The 4 way Continental is tied down with upright crosses in DMC fil.  Then I filled the centers with Neon Rays and more upright crosses.  The NOEL is stitched with Kreinik and the red background is more Kreinik in diagonal Mosaic.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Red Noel Teardrop

I have started my next project!  This is the Red Noel Teardrop Richard Seekins.  It is on 18 count canvas and is 3 x 5.5 inches.  I have set the ornament cap in Kreinik.  The garland is French knots in Needle Necessities.  There are two rows of Smyrna crosses in Kreinik.  The top of the ornament is a 4 way Continental stitch in DMC fil.  The veritcal lines are also Kreinik.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Magnolias Framed!

 We picked up Magnolias from Fast Frame in Asheville, NC!    Maggie had added a green mat and then a black linen mat before adding the mirror frame for the final glitz to the picture.
 Matt, Caroline and Laura are thrilled with the big surprise!

Friday, November 11, 2016

And another one done!

I have finished the final box top.  I filled in the rest of the inner square and then added the navy blue beads.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This one is finished!

I have finished beading the Bitch and this one is all done! This will be made into a pillow!  Make sure to check out Jane's progress on her piece as well!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Part 3

I have filled in the corners of the square with Silk Lame Braid.  First rows of cross stitches in silver.  Next larger cross stitches in blue that then become Rice stitches when I added the Kreinik #8 over the top of them.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

O Come All Ye Faithful

This is the original of O Come All Ye Faithful.  Remember I am doing these to fit in
a 4 x 4 box top so they must be square.  And....I am changing threads and colors.
Here is what I have so far!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


I have started beading and so far it is just the B and the I!  LOL

Jane has done amazing things with her letters!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Cosmopolitan and a Martini--Christmas Cocktails!

Two new Leigh designs in time for Christmas Cocktails--the new series!  The Cosmopolitan and Martini are both 4 x 6 designs on 18 count.  Design numbers are 8102 and 8105 and can be purchased through your shop along with the stitch guides I wrote.  Here is a link to see all of the designs and other available stitch guides too!