Friday, January 6, 2017


I have just added THREE new patterns to my website!

Christmas Littles, 17 small patterns for needlepoint or cross stitch.

Twisted Metal, a very complex design with lots of sparkly threads.

Bloomin' Bargello, 3 designs from one Bargello pattern.

Please check them out on my website
You just might need one (or more)!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Glitz & Glamour Carnelian

Happy Dance!  I finished Glitz & Glamour Carnelian before the end of the year.

Of course, mine is quite different.  Surprise, I changed all the colors to aqua with a touch of brown. 

This piece is where I learned to use Water N Ice over an overdye to create amazing effects!  Thank you, DebBee's Designs!!

Here's my version:
I think it turned our really pretty!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Littles

I have no excuses!  I just keep forgetting to post.  I have been stitching ornaments and they are almost finished.  I did some of the "finishing" today and hope to have them all done in the next day or so to photograph the next time there is a sunny day!

These designs plus a few others will become a collection of designs called Christmas Littles that will be available after the first of the year.  They are all little!  Some as small as 1.5" square.  The biggest is not quite 5"x7".  Great stash busters.

Stay tuned for publishing announcement next month!

Sunday, December 4, 2016


Finally, something she stitched recently!

My husband is an avid waterskier.  We live on a waterski lake.  One of the residents has friends who are professional waterskiers and one of those has given my husband and his buddies free lessons.  Since the pro refused payment, they wanted a special gift for him.  Hubby volunteered my services!  The photo to the right is the result.  I've been working on this off & on since about the first of Sept.  I had hoped to have it done by the end of Oct., but, oh well, life got in the way.  
It will go into a tray.

Many years ago I stitched a waterskier for DH.  So I had a sort of pattern.  This time I wanted it to be even more abstract.  Below is the original I did about 15 years ago. 
I like them both!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

More Framing

More framing!
I had these two framed alike and they hang together as you see them.
The top one is Tony Minieri's Stars for a New Miullenium.
The bottom one is Pamela Gardner's From Molehill to Mountain.
I used my own color scheme for both of them.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Mystery Retreat FRAMED

I finished the project from the 2012 Mystery Retreat (Portland) this year.  Come on, it's only been 4 years!  Anyway, I finally got it framed.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I'm Baaack

Did you think I would never post again?
Well, the remodel is mostly done. A few oddball items are hanging out there, but everything is fully functional and beautiful.
My hand is still stiff and I can't stitch as much as I used to, but I am stitching again.
I can't show you what I'm stitching on quite yet, but in the meantime...

I've had a few things framed.
This piece is a really old one, stitched in the 80s, that I recently had reframed. It sure did rejuvenate it!  I love it all over again!