Sunday, September 5, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Lively Lager

Stitch Guide Sunday is Lively Lager from the Oktoberfest series by Leigh Designs. I did three of the designs in this is that time of year!


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Three Penguins Ornament

Three Penguins by Scott Church is another one of the ornaments finished by Cindy McKown.


Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Nutcracker finishing

The Nutcracker by JB Designs came back from the finisher.  Cindy McKown did such a cute job with this guy!


Monday, August 30, 2021

The finished ornament!

Polar Bears ornament. Canvas by Mary Lake Thompson. Finishing by Cindy McKown. Bears are fluffy but it doesn't show well in the photo!


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Putrid Pumpkin by Kirk & Bradley

I received a box of finishing by Cindy McKown!  I am always thrilled to see this package arrive in the mail and Cindy never disappoints.  This is Putrid Pumpkin by Kirk & Bradley and it will go with the other two Halloween bottles she has finished for me.


Sunday, August 22, 2021


I forgot to post the finished photo of Santa by Joy Juarez.  The beard is stitched with two strands of four colors of Wisper in random long and short stitches and then brushed with a Bunka brush--lightly by the way!  I will be getting this one framed along with the Santa Kiss with baby.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Malicious Mummy!

This week's Stitch guide Sunday is Malicious Mummy, #5224, from the "Derangements Collection by Leigh Designs.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday--Sloe Gin Sadie!

Stitch Guide Sunday is Sloe Gin Sadie, #4895 from The Floozie's Collection by Leigh Designs. I have stitched several in this series and they are so fun!
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

And the Holly berries!

More stitching time and the Holly Berries are done.  I also have started one eyebrow.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The snow flakes

Finally back to some stitching time!  I added all the pearls for the snow flakes--the big ones and the scattered ones.


Friday, July 16, 2021

All the velvet


The hat and  his coat at the bottom is done.  time to get out some beads before I do the beard.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Starting the hat

I have started Santa's hat and am using Petite Very Velvet.  Finally a couple of days in a row with some stitching time!


Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


I started with the background.  I am using 4 shades of Splendor in T-stitch.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


All the fur is stitched and needs a little more brushing.  The snow is also done and I added little pompoms for the snow.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Monday, June 28, 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021

Chewing away

So I started stitching the chewed area of the cane!  Using more Neon Rays and basketweave for this area.


Friday, June 18, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Background is done

The blue background is finished except for the snowflakes which I will add in later.  Now to decide what to work on next!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Starting with the background

I chose Entice in the matching color to fill the background and have a little progress today.


Monday, June 14, 2021

A new project!

This round is by Scott Church, SC-X005.  Another little gift for a little boy!


Sunday, June 13, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Champagne Corliss!


Stitch Guide Sunday is Champagne Corliss, 4892, from the Floozies collection by Leigh Designs.  

Guide is available as a pdf or printed copy.  

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Starting the body

I added the green horizontal stripe, the pink area with yellow squares and then the blue vertical lines.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Duck Progress

He is such a cutie!  The pink area of his head has some beads, I added his beak and then the orange and yellow squares.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A little progress

A few stitches on the head area on this duck.  Associated Talents, BD 103.  I am using all Silk Lame' Braid 18 colors.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New project!

I just put this little duck ornament on the stretcher bars!  This duck is by Associated Talents, 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Finshed-Dorset Buttons!

Been a m unusual week!  Had acute bronchitis and am still working on getting over it, but did manage to stitch a little finally!  Dorset buttons is finished!


Sunday, May 30, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday--I'm Just here


Stitch Guide Sunday-I'm just here 4 the Boos is by Raymond Crawford.  Guide is available as a pdf or printed copy.  Email me at for details.  I also write custom guides!

Friday, May 21, 2021

The buttons

I have run out of thread to finish the last two sections of the border.  So I have started the buttons!  Each of the five buttons is wrapped with three ply of the Threadworx overdyed floss.  Then they are wrapped across each button and secured in the middle.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

More of the same

The second band of small Scotch stitches is done.  Notice that these are up against the Satin Stitches previously created.  Creates a great border!


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The final bands

I have started the final round of pattern.  Small scotch stitches using Silk Lame Braid 18.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Satin Stitches


The Satin Stitches are finished to complete this band.  I used three strands of Needle Necessities for these stitches.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Stitch guide sunday-Putting on the Ritz


Stitch guide Sunday is Putting on the Ritz by Diane Kater.

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Friday, May 14, 2021

New band

This band is small scotch stitches using three strands of Needle Necessities overdyed floss.


Thursday, May 13, 2021

All the way around

The fourth band of Diagonal Mosaic and satin stitches is complete.  On to the next bands!  Just a few more to go.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Side Three

Side three is in.  One more to go.  The pattern called for side three and four to be different colors but I like this combination.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Monday, May 10, 2021

The next band

I finished the Scotch stitches and have moved on to the next band.  I stitched most of it and realized I was off by two threads.  So I ripped it out and started over.  The white satin stitches are overdyed Kreinik.  The Diagonal Mosaic is Needle Necessities overdyed floss.


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Bright!


Stitch guide Sunday is Bright by Once in a Blue Moon.

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Bands C, D, & E

Bands C & D are three ply of overdyed floss in Satin Stitch.  Band #4  is Scotch stitch in #12 Kreinik.