Sunday, February 19, 2017

Seven Fractal, Progress #5

I have worked on this some lately.  I enjoy working on it, but it is large and a bit awkward.  I started this over a year ago, and thought it would take me a year.  Oops.
Well, two years maybe?  We'll see.  I think there are more "easy" areas coming up, which go faster.  When it changes color every stitch (like the blue areas), it is SLOW going.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bag Ladies, Progress #4

Making good progress with Bag Ladies.  KC (front & center) is a little more than half done and lookin' good!  The photo doesn't do it justice.  KC is quite fuzzy, and will be more so when I finish and really brush it up!
And the floor is done.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

18th Century Sampler, Progress #2

Lately I have worked on the 18th Century Sampler a bit. 
Since the last time you saw it I have stitched several borders, the one on the bottom is not quite finished.

I may decide that this is almost done.  I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would.  I could add another row of squares.  Or I could just throw a border around it and be done.  That's what I'll probably do.

Then I'll have to decide how to finish it, and should it be horizontal or vertical?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bag Ladies, Progress #3

I have been working on Bag Ladies again.  It's such a fun piece!
All but one of the cats is done and I have started on the floor.
The top left kitty represents my Sweet Pea, who died this summer.  She was such a pretty girl.
The last cat will represent my KC and will be the hardest!  I have to get the colors right.
The floor will just be straight rows of Slanted Gobelin over 2 with floss.
I decided not to try to do the tissue paper that is supposed to be sticking out of some of the bags, it just looked too odd.  Now I'm trying to decide if I should do the bag handles, or call them boxes instead!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Avery Bargello

I have been stitching, just haven't been very good about posting blog!
I just completed this project as a gift for a friend. I was able to use nothing but stash threads for this!
The A is stitched with black FyreWerks Soft Sheen in Reversed Scotch stitch. The background of the A carries on the Scotch using an overdyed floss.  I made a lot of counting errors and the A and its background took much longer than it should have!
The Bargello was then done in wool with gold FyreWerks accents.
All in all, I'm quite pleased with the finished piece and it was fun to do some Bargello again!.
Here it is in its tray:

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!