Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The last finish for 2019

This is the last finished piece for 2019!  I actually finished 19 pieces this year!  I am amazed.  It has been a crazy year in so many ways!  I don't plan on trying to finish 20 pieces for next year but I know that is what some people will try to do.  I stitch for various family members, some friends and some for me.  So, while there are some things on the worktable ready to start, I hope that the new year brings some fun surprises in many ways for us all!  Happy New Year to one and all!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Monday, December 16, 2019

Starting the Ghost

The ghost is white Silk Lame Braid in Diagonal weave.  I am adding the pink and gray as I work down the canvas.  He shines a lot more in person.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Needle Deeva Ghost

Another ornament for the tree!  This Halloween Ghost by Needle Deeva has a black Silk Lame Braid background and gold stars added with gold Kreinik.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Witch Hat Star is done

I stitched the hat in Petite Very Velvet using basketweave.  I did the purple in Kreinik #16.  Then I added the Sundance BoHo green parakeet beads and the the little red ones.  Last I added the candy corn buttons from Just Buttons.  

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Stars and Moom

Finished up the background.  Added the moon and stars with #4 Kreinik 001 in basketweave.  The sparkle just doesn't show!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Witch Hat Star

Next up is the witch hat star by Associated Talents.  Using all Silk Lame Braid Petite on this one too.  Almost all of the background is done in Brick stitch over two.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

All done!

I stitched the candy corn in basketweave.  The blue on the left side is Victorian step stich--that I also used in the green on the right.  Then I added tent stitches over the white spots.  All finished in Silk Lame Braid Petite!  On to the next one.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Lots more!

I added the orange stripe on the left in Knotted Stitch with the Threadworx #4.  The green line is tent stitched in Silk Lame Braid Petite.  The black background is done in the candy corn row inbasketweave using Silk Lame Braid Petite.  On the right, the silver lines is Silk Lame Braid Petite in slanted Gobelins.  The purple is Silk Lame Braid Petite in Knotted Stitch.  The orange Scotch stitches are also Silk Lame Braid Petite.  

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A couple of sections

I did two shades of Silk Lame Braid Petite in purples for the Smyrna Crosses down the center.  A single row of tent stitches in Threadworx overdyed #4 Kreinik for the orange stripe. Last, the green is more Silk Lame Braid Petite in Victorian Step!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Halloween Star

I am putting this one on the stretcher bars next.  Associated Talents, EE1405 is a 3 x 3 design on 18 count.  Pulling the threads!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Witches hat is done!

And finished!  The brim is horizontal brick stitch.  I added beads to the hat and the stars.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Middle section

I am continuing on with the interlocking gobelin over two and more Silk Lame' Braid Petite.  I am adding three rows of white perle #8 around the outside edge for finishing.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Next up!

Witch hat with a star is by A Collection of Designs, #1917.  I am working the candy corn in interlocking gobelin over two with matching Silk Lame Braid Petite.  I tent stitched the star, so far.  The top of the hat is brick stitch over two, so far.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Witch Oval is finished.

I finished her!  Black neon rays for her hat and dress.  Her hair is some Fluffy fleece couched in place.  The face is floss except for her lips which are Neon Rays.  Gold stars are attached by a single gold bead.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Witch Oval

Witch Oval is by Kathy Schenkel.  It is number two of the ornaments I am doing for next year.  It came with a stitch guide page but I am changing threads of course.  The background is two shades of Neon Rays.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


I added beads for the stars, stitched the moon, added a Fuzzy stuff bat and completed the bottom border!  In the finishing pile!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

And more boo

I added the missing star and then worked down the right side.  I have also started the sky.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

The left side

The left side is finished except for the star.  I realized I missed it after I took the photo!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Boo! ornament

I am getting back into my stitching.  My wrist has healed and I can get back to stitching some again.  This ornament is by Painted Pony and will be on my Halloween tree next year!  The top band is complete and I am starting down the sides.  The 3 inch square design should go pretty fast.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Wishing on a Star Santa is back!

This is finished as a standup!

Love the feet!

And the ruching on the sides!  The back is ultra-suede.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Elephant Ornament

Time to start a new project.  This Scott Church ornament, SC-X041 is the top of the project pile.
Pulling some threads now!

Monday, September 2, 2019

And done

I finished the mitten!  I added the snowflakes and little box flakes in Snow and then added the Mill Hill snowflake charms.  This one is ready for the finisher!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Moving on

I finally finished the cuff and have started working my way down the mitten.