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.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021


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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