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.

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Bands


As you can see, there will be bands around the center square moving to the outside of the entire design.  The second step was long armed cross stitch using Sil Lame Braid 42.  Then the diagonal satin stitches are done with Threadworx overdyed 8 in 81133.

 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Dorset Buttons



This is the center of Dorset Buttons by Ruth Dilts.  This charted design is dated 1994, but I like it and I am, of course, changing the colors.  The center is a 36 x 36 basketweave using overdyed floss.

 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Fiery Brazil


 


Stitch guide Sunday is Fiery Brazil by Leigh Designs, #6303 from the Jungle Heat Collection.


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Friday, April 30, 2021

Done!


I added the Tutu by ruching 7 mm River Silk and then cross stitched the name with Kreinik #4 gold.
Ready for the finisher!

 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

Working on the fur


I have been working on the fur all week.  First, I started with a different thread and did about half of his head and did not like it.  Ripped and ripped.  Went through the drawers of thread and finally found a match for the fur color that I wanted!  Working with a single strand of Soie Gobelin in random long and short stitches now to fill in.

 

Sunday, April 25, 2021


Stitch guide Sunday is Las Vegas by Leigh Designs, #5053 from the Gold Diggers Collection.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

eyes and a snout


 


I am changing the colors on the pug to match my sister's dog.  His eyes and snout are done and he has a little white under his mouth.  I also see one missed stitch!  LOL

Monday, April 19, 2021

Christmas Pug

 


I put Christmas Pug by Will Bullas,  Pug CBK, on the stretcher bars.  I have stitched the dark red background in skip tent stitch using Silk Lame Braid Petite.  This is a 4 x 5 design.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Christmas Collage

 


Stitch guide Sunday is Christmas Collage by Kate Dickerson, PL369.


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Friday, April 16, 2021

Framed!



HalloQueen by A Poore Girl Paints is matted with an orange and then purple mat surrounded by a shiny black frame.  Can't wait to hang this up!

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Finished!


This is my finished version of Cathedral by Kirdy Biggs.  If you look back at the original design you will see that I only did the stitches for the center out to the Crescents.  The four corners are also her stitches.  The other stitches I added as well as all of the bead and their placement.

 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Eight point stars


Then a few eight point stars....you can see the travel threads now but you won't later.  Also not in the chart.

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday=-Snowman Dome by Melissa Shirley

 


Stitch guide Sunday is Snowman Dome by Melissa Shirley. #2133.


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Thursday, April 8, 2021

East and West




I added the East and West designs.  I am no longer following the chart!

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

North & South


I am going to fill in the four corners and a few other spaces before I decide to rip out the Jessicas.  

 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Done?


I am not happy with the Jessicas as I expect a perfect circle, which they are not...I have stitched and ripped  and ripped and stitched.  Even got a second opinion and can't get these to be a perfect circle.  I am moving on and may just rip most of them out again.  

 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Me and My Peeps by Machelle Somerville

 


Stitch guide Sunday is Me and My Peeps by Machelle Somerville, MS074/L.  The guide is available in all three colors-pink, yellow, lavender.
I had to post this one today for Easter!  Hope you all have an enjoyable day!

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Getting started


The center area is all worked with three strands of Threadworx overdyed floss.  The crescents are worked in three shades of Silk Lame' Braid petite.

 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Las Vegas!


Stitch guide Sunday is Las Vegas by Leigh Designs, #5053 from the Gold Diggers Collection.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Next up!


 

I pulled this from my stash.  Cathedral Notre Dame by Kirdy Biggs Threedles.  I am changing-the canvas color to blue, and the threads to ecru and white.  I have pulled several and added some Silk Lame Braid Petite in for shiny.  I will also add some beads as needed.  I have been studying the chart and plan on making some changes to it as well.  Stay tuned for this voyage!

And the crown!



 

This one is done!  I beaded the crown using Kreinik #4 to match the bead colors.  If you look close you will see that there are small purple and green beads along with the five cube Amethyst beads.  Ready to be framed!

Monday, March 22, 2021

Lettering


I am adding the lettering with Silk Lame' Braid in an outline stitch  

 

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Single Feather


Stitch guide Sunday is Single Feather by Machelle Somerville, MS080  

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Friday, March 19, 2021

There!



Almost 3 spools of white Trebizond and the entire background is now finished!


 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

We have white!


The white Trebizond arrived!  I have started working the white stripes across the canvas.

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

A pumpkin!


I stitched the pumpkin.  First I stitched the black cutouts with Silk Lame' Braid in black.  Then I tent and reverse tent stitched the shading lines with more Silk Lame' Braid.   Last, I did random long and short stitches with the orange Silk Lame' to create the side curves and then the center straight stitches.  What a happy pumpkin!

 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Wild Poppies!



Stitch guide Sunday is Wild Poppies  cover by Leigh Designs, #7300, from the Tissue Toppers Collection.  

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Ever have one of those weeks?

Ever have one of those weeks where you can hardly find ten minutes to stitch?!  That was this week, but today I managed to finish all of the  colored bands!  Finally!  The white thread is still making its way to my mailbox and I am hoping it arrives soon!

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Almost all the bands


I haven't been pushing on the bands as I want the white to finish the bands so
I can move on to the other areas.  In the meantime, I have also pulled a couple of other projects out of the stash in case I need to set this aside for a while waiting on the thread.

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Queen Mary's Brooch


Stitch guide Sunday is Queen Mary's Brooch by Leigh Designs, #7224, from the Crown Jewels Coaster Collection.  Love all that bling!

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Waiting on white


 

I thought I had plenty of Trebizond white, but no, I did not.  I am going to 
keep working across the bands until the mailman delivers the white.  The purple and green bands are Darning patterns H & I.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Bands


Background threads are Trebizond.  White is a cashmere variation, orange is tent stitches, purple is a darning pattern.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Finished!



 

Building a Snowman is finished.  I added a nose in Silk Lame Braid, his body in a Bargello stitch with more Silk Lame Braid.  I added the stars using a sequin secured with a bead and had some square beads for all the coal.  

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Stitch Guide Sunday-Empress by Leigh Designs


Stitch guide Sunday is Empress by Leigh Designs, #7211, from the Crown Jewels Collection.  If you like bling, this is for you!

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Fun stuff!

The penguin's body is Double Romanian in white Mandarin Floss and DMC floss.  I added a pom pom to his hat and then used two strands of Fuzzy Stuff to do the hatband.  His feet are two stands of Burmilana in long stitches.