Sunday, August 13, 2017

Diagonals in a Square

This project is an illustration for an upcoming set of instructions, Diagonals, Diagonals.  It is to show what might be done with the technique.  It is NOT included as a project.   The project for Diagonals, Diagonals is much smaller!  I hope to release this technique by the end of August.
This piece will end up in a tray.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Window Seat Cushion 2

The pic gives you a vague idea of how this windowseat cushion will look.  I notice in the pic that some of the fabric strips look dark, but they're really all the same color.  I have sewed a few pieces together, but I'm having to be SUPER CAREFUL to make sure everything will fit together the way it is planned!  Slow going.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Lazy Days of Summer

Stitching happens, but oh so slowly!  Four projects in the works, but I never seem to make enough progress to bother photographing and posting!  Maybe this weekend!

Besides the WIPs , I'm also working on that needlepoint patchwork cushion I talked about, last year I guess?  I'll try to get a pic this weekend. I have all the sashing pieces cut and the needlepoint pieces trimmed. Today I started sewing a few together.  I learned that I need to check the measurements AGAIN before actually sewing. Grrrrrr.

Also working on a couple of new designs that I hope to get up on my website before summer ends.

I hope you are all more productive than I've been!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Yes, I am stitching!  I just can't show most of it to you.  The fractal is coming along - but slowly.  Then there's a Bargello piece.  And a new design. 

But I have started something new, just for me:  Mariposa by Kurdy Biggs (Threedles).  I started this June 25th and yesterday I finally completed the outlines, so now the fun can begin!  I'm using the turquoise on black colorway, but will change all the lime greens to copper.

Friday, June 30, 2017


Stash Cats Two is finished.  I decided to use the same background that others have used on this project.  It is a simple open diamond with just one strand of floss.  It went quickly and by planning ahead, I was able to anchor in the cat.  I'm going to have it made into a pillow.

5-4-3-2-1 is also finished.  It took me 2 days to get the ribbons finished.  I wanted a red, but didn't have it in the ribbon floss so I tried Frosty Rays.  Didn't like it at all - too bright and too wide.  So, no red.  I used several different colors of the shimmer ribbon floss.  It could be better, but this is as good as it's going to get.  (You have to enlarge the photo to see the ribbons.) 
This piece looks so much better in person!  I hang it on the wall to photograph and the white wall shows through the black canvas. 
Off to the framers!  I hope they can do what I want, but I may have to do the mounting part myself.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Copyright 2017 M. Elizabeth Morrow
Copyright 2003 M. Elizabeth Morrow
Copyright 2017 M. Elizabeth Morrow

Yes, I've been busy!  There are 3 new designs available on my website.
(Remember, if you go there from your phone, you'll need to scroll down and click on Classic".)  Please take a look!

All of these designs are suitable for counted needlepoint or cross stitch.

Silhouettes includes 3 fun little designs.
Rainbow Horses has a striped background.
Art Nouveau Floral is a free design!

Friday, June 23, 2017

5-4-3-2-1... Progress #8

The main stitching is done!  Now I have to lay in the ribbons.  The ribbons called for in the pattern are not what I'm using, I've got Shimmer Floss ribbons in many colors, so I'll be choosing from those.  The pattern wanted the ribbons to be put on first and then you stitch around and through them.  I found that to be a real pain!  They were just in the way and got frayed badly.  So I'm doing them at the end.  Hopefully I can get a similar look!