Monday, June 30, 2014

Trellis of Dreams, FINISHED

Trellis of Dreams is officially done.  I popped it into a Sudberry House key rack.  (The holes along the bottom are where the hooks go.)  It looks quite nice and will make a lovely gift this holiday season!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Octagon in a Square, Progress #4

Octagon in a Square is coming along, slowly.  I have a good start on the right side.  I will probably start the Mad Miters part of the right side the next time I work on it.  
This is not the fastest Bargello pattern I've ever stitched!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Big Cats Cross Stitch

Oh no!  Not another cross stitch?!  Yes, I found another one in the UFO pile.  I started this nearly 20 years ago.  It was to be a top for a jewelry box.  Well, I have since made something else for the box!  
Anyway, I decided to try to finish this.  It is on 18 Aida, which seems a LOT smaller than 18 canvas!  I am using a single strand of floss.  These cat patterns are all separate and I will have to go back & fill in the "in between" spaces later.  As I stitch now, I'm thinking about how I want to do that.
The center is to be a large black Panther.  We'll see if I get that far!  I can't work on it very long at a time but I'm trying to stitch on it a little bit several times a week.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Walking the Water's Edge

Walking the Water's Edge by Diane Herrman.  

This design is a workshop on the Cyberpointers chapter of ANG.  I have wanted to do this design ever since I first saw a picture, over a year ago!  So, I am enjoying it immensely.

The picture is right side up; however, we are stitching it upside down.  We started with the white.  This pattern continues all the way to the top, with compensation to square it off.  The Bargello is all in floss and is blended shading.  The bottom edge becomes the surf and will have decorative stitches.  It is an easy stitch so far, and will be a stunning picture!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Linda, Progress #3

Linda is coming along nicely.  The Neon Rays, Rhodes stitched squares are complete and I have begun filling them in.  The diamonds in those squares are woven and that was pretty tricky, but now I am just filling in the rest of the squares with Watercolours.  That goes fairly quickly.  Then, on to the outer section.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


 I have added 5 new patterns to my website!
They are all on the "Bargello 2/Needlepoint" page.
The 4 Bargello designs are at the top of that page and the Leaping Stag is at the very bottom of that page.
I hope you like them.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Trellis of Dreams, almost there

Trellis of Dreams is getting close to being finished.  I checked and it looks like it will fit a Sudberry House key rack!  That will make a nice gift.
There will be a solid row top & bottom and then there are some beads to put in and it will be finished!  A very nice, quick stitch. 
Thanks Ruth Schmuff!!  It is an oldie but goodie!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Octagon in a Square, Progress #3

I'm baaack.  We spent a week at our Reno house where the weather was just lovely!  And it was good to catch up with old friends.

I am nearly half way with Octagon in a Square.  Now I will work the other side of the background because I have decided that I will begin the other side of the Octagon based on the right side background.  Then the middle section of the Octagon will see those two come together.

Well, it makes sense to me!!