Thursday, December 27, 2018

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Elegant Tree Ornaments

I passed these out yesterday!  I did 4 colorways of the Elegant Tree ornaments by Mary Waldsmith....the backing is a red stripe and they all have the Made with Love and 2018 charm.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas to one and All!

Wishing you all joy on this wonderful day!  May friends and family surround you all with happiness!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Back to stitching!

December has flown by and I have hardly had any stitching time!  I finally worked more on the top border!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Starting across the top.

I have started the border across the top amidst the flurry of all the Christmas preparations!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Left border

I am back to stitching and I have finished the left border!  I am moving back up to the top and will work across that for a while.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Some great canvas buys!

I am sharing a post from Facebook:  If you go to:

you will find them.

Valerie McAleenan to Needlepoint Nation
Good afternoon members. I hope everyone had a wonder Thanksgiving with your families and friends.
I am posting today, with permission of the administrators, because I uploaded to the FaceBook page of the Grand River Valley Chapter of ANG, over 135 photos of canvases being offered for sale from the husband of one of our members who lost her battle with ovarian cancer this past January. Her husband will DONATE ALL PROCEEDS to the Michigan Ovarian Alliance. Prices are not listed. If you are interested please leave a message on the website and I will respond. The canvases are in pristine condition. Some have threads, a few were started (with threads). Our members had first choice of the over 180 canvases. We have shared the post with needlepoint friends and now posting with this wonderful group.
Thank you, Valerie McAleenan, President GRV/ANG

Sunday, November 18, 2018

First Christmas finishing

I have another one out of the finishing pile!  I forgot to mention on the Auburn one that I am adding charms on the back of each.  One says made with love and the other is 2018.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

More border

The border is growing.  I am trying to decide if I want to work all of the border before stitching in any of the greens.

Monday, November 12, 2018


I am working on finishing the ornaments I have been stitching for gifts.  One down.....

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Light Candles

Light Candles is by Machelle Somerville, #MS070, that has an 11 x 16 design area on 18 count.  This is going on the stretcher bars!

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Passionate Pilsner

Lively Lager

Bombastic Belgian
are all by Leigh Designs in the new Oktoberfest series just released.  All eight designs have a stitch guide available!  See the series at

Monday, October 29, 2018

Background and....

I stitched the background with two shades of Splendor using 3 strands in basket weave.  Then I started on the face using Kreinik #8 5760 in Diagonal Mosaic.  His cheeks are Silk Lame Braid as is his smile.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Auburn by Mindy is stitched!  Ready to be finished!  But not today!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Zipping along

I finished all the shading colors in the middle band and at the bottom.  More black to do at the bottom!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Top third

The top third is done and I am working on the Auburn band and the boxes below it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Silk Lame Braid

So far I have stitched the top third black area.  I am working from right to left all in basketweave to fill the design.  I used all Silk Lame' Braid 18 so far.  This is a design painted by Mindy and is a 4 inch round.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

Almost there!

I finished the sky, outlined the body, finished the shading around the snow at the bottom....just a little bit more to go!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Lots more done

So the ornaments are stitched, the rest of the fring is on the scarf, the white portion of the snow is done, lst Christmas is stitched.   And.....the thread came in the mail, so I can get busy on finishing this up!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


He has a scarf and a hat with a pompom on top and fringe on part of the scarf.  The mittens are stitched too.  More fring will be added after I finish the body.

Monday, October 1, 2018

More background

I worked on background again.  I am going to run out of thread so I placed an order today.  I can work on other areas while I wait for it come in.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

First Christmas

First Christmas is by Pepperberry Designs, EG01 and is on 18 count.  I have started the background with Horizontal Interlocking Gobelin using Petite Sparkle Braid 54.  I am covering the snowflakes as I have another idea for the later on.  I am also changing colors on some things!

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Sally's

Leigh Designs presented the series of Sassy Sally at Dallas this weekend.  This series is all about Sally from Rainbow Gallery!  Be sure to check out the website as all of  these are really cute!  I stitched these two.  Canvas and stitch guides are available from your shop!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Halloween Books by Alice Peterson

I finished Halloween Books by Alice Peterson!  This is such a fun design!  The guide will be available from me and from Michelle at Come to the Point needlepoint.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Girly Girl Bags!

Girly Girls bag canvases by Machelle Somerville. I stitched the large bag and Machelle stitched the small one. Finishing by West Coast Finishing. These are on the way to Dallas for the show and the stitch guide is also now available with the canvas or from me.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Skull and Crossbones

The Skull and Cross bones book is finished and I have started on Advanced Potion-Making

Monday, August 6, 2018

Book One

I have finished The Legend of Sleepy Hollow book on the Halloween Books canvas by Alice Peterson.  I have also been working on the background.  I am writing the stitch guide as I go!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Halloween Books by Alice Peterson

Today, I am putting this on the stretcher bars!  Halloween Books by Alice Peterson.  I will write a stitch guide as I go!
I have pulled some threads in order to get started!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Eterna is finished!

I have been busy stitching lately, but on projects that are a secret for a while!  You will see them when I can show you, but for now I  finished Eterna!  The final rows of ribbon are couched in place all around the outside edges.  The pattern calls for five rows of basket weave around the outside edge.  I am not adding that as I like the design as is!  

Friday, June 8, 2018

All the squares

The second skeins of the Cygnet arrived and I was able to finish all of the squares!  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Madam Butterfly framed

Sorry, it is a gray and crappy day but I wanted to post the framing for Madam Butterfly.  

Friday, June 1, 2018

Have you seen these ???????

These are two of the eight brand new Ice Cream Socials from Leigh Designs. All have stitch guides (click on the photo to see the model for that treat in the link below). These are all so yummy and just in time for the warm weather!