Friday, December 17, 2021

Snowy Ornament by Ruth Schmuff

Just finished adding the last beads to Snowy Ornament by Ruth Schmuff.  This had been in my stash for way too long.  In the finishing pile now!


Friday, December 3, 2021

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Adding beads

I stitched her face and hands using white, gray and black Capri.  Then I added purple and red Kreinik to highlight her eyes and lips.  I started beading her hood and the top of her cape!


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Chartreuse Background.

 I followed the stitch guide for the stitch choices on the background but substituted threads from my stash.


Monday, November 29, 2021

Wicked Fairy

Thanksgiving is over already.....the food!  The Family!  Everyone had a great day and we are still eating the leftovers!  But, it is time to get back to some stitching.  This is Wicked Fairy by Shelly Tribbey, H009.  She has a stitch guide but I will be making my own always.  Let's get this on the stretcher bars!


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021


I used Silk Lame' Braid in chain stitches to create the word.  One more thing to do!


Thursday, October 28, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Witch by Chery Schaeffer

The witch canvas is now in its' coffin!  Finishing by Stitcher's Garden!  And we love it.
It is now sitting amongst the rest of the Halloween display!


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Coffee background

 I am using Silk Lame Braid in two shades to fill the background in Woven Stitch.


Thursday, October 21, 2021


My next project is Coffee by Pewter & Pine, #15.  This round is on 13 count and I will be making this into a finished round to hang by the coffee machine in the kitchen.  The machine and I are best friends!  I will pull some threads and I have an idea for the colored dots already!


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dorset Buttons by Ruth Dilts Framed

This is Dorset Buttons by Ruth Dilts framed.  The top  mat is white, not beige and the inner mat and frame are silver.



I have been working on this piece for weeks!  It is all half cross stitches spelling the word Snow in several directions.  Then, hundreds of beads were added.  The Snowflake design is by M designs.  It is stitched on a 13 square of 32 count gray overdyed fabric.


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.

Guide is available as a pdf or printed copy.
Email me at for details. I also write custom guides!


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!
Guide is available as a pdf or printed copy.
Email me at for details. I also write custom guides!


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.  

Email me at for details.  I also write custom guides!

Friday, June 11, 2021