Thursday, August 31, 2017

I changed....

The white bursts around the green dots called for a pale pink Silk Lame Braid which I had started.  When I put the silk in next to them in the background they disappeared.  I ripped them all out and replaced the pink with a white and now they show up!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Seasons of Love

I have started Seasons of Love by Danji #CH220.  It is about 3.5 x 4.5 on 18 count.  I have stitched the two outer borders--one in Splendor and one in Neon Rays.  I am working on the sunburst designs with pink Petite Silk Lame braid.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Miss June

This is Miss June from Carolyn Mitchell's Christmas Ornaments II.  There are 3 designs in this chart and Miss April was the first one I did.  This one needs one more thing done and it will be finished!  I have decided to work all three of these again, but I am going to change colors on the next two.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Miss June

Miss June is another one of the ornaments in the chart pak by Carolyn Mitchell.  This one is all whites!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Miss April, finished

Instead of finishing this as one ornament, I turned it into three little ones.  I did the twisted cord and attached a piece of white felt to the back.  Dated them all and they are done.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Miss April, part six

All three pieces are ready for finishing.  I cut the canvas apart, the second shows the binding stitches done.  The third shows the edges folded back ready to stitch the flaps down.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

More Glitz

I have finished another vintage bag by adding seed beads, cubes, round faceted beads, bugles, and button beads.  These are fun to do and this one also has a strap that slides inside like the other.  They can both be carried as a clutch or shoulder bag.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Miss April, part five

I have finished the last row on the design that has to be worked on the stretcher bars.  I need to cut them apart and start the binding stitch around each piece.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Angelika is framed!

I have Angelika back from the framer! Frame is a gold wood with some red highlights and the larger mat is actually black...Hard to get a good photo but you can get the idea. Canvas by Purple Palm. Stitch guide by me!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Miss April, part four

I only included two of the three trying to capture the correct color.  The Pebbly Perle Smyrna's are still too  yellow, but I corrected as best I could.  I finished all of the eyelet variations.  I added two rows of Continental in the overdyed Kreinik #8 and have started the next pattern of overdyed floss next to tht.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Miss April, part three

I have added the final eyelet stitch with the lavender Fyre Werks.  The next row is more Smyrna crosses in Pebbly Perle, which is a pale yellow, not the funky one that shows up.  Then I have started another eyelet variation in Splendor.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


I have finished the first vintage bag!  It is all black beads-seed, and three different sizes of bugle beads, some silver pearls, some silver buttons with pearl in the center, and silver beads.  There are some iridescent black ones in there too along with some black cubes.....

Here is the next one I want to add some sparklies to!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

One organization job done!

I had been storing my Kreiniks in a DMC thread box drawer with dividers and they were multiplying at a rapid rate when I wasn't looking.  They no longer fit in the size categories I had been using.  First they were in order by size, then color number.  When un-watched, the drawer started to overflow!
Enough as I was having a hard time finding what I wanted and getting the drawer shut!

 First I bought this photo keeper at Michael's.  It is a 14.9 x 12 x 5 inch box that came with 16 boxes inside.  This time, I sorted by color!  I keep a master chart of the colors I have as well so I know without looking if I have the number.  But this way, if I want a green, I can see what I have on hand.

So I have a box for black and gray, blue, brown and copper, 3 boxes of gold-who knew?, green, lavender and purple, orange and yellow, pink and lilac, red, one box of silver up to size 12, one box of silver size 16 and up, white, facets, and one for glow in the dark, micro ice, grass and ombre.
The entire thing snaps shut and is so much easier for me to find and use what I want!