Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Spring Break
I have just added 2 new counted needlepoint designs to my website!
Spring Break is a pretty Spring-y design and a quick stitch.  Decorative stitches and overdyed thread make up this flexible design.  Glitter canvas or colored canvas equal no background to stitch! 
Approx. 5" square.  3 colorways.

The Gingham Frog and the Calico Caterpillar are really fun designs.  So cute for a child's room!  The Frog and the background of the Caterpillar are stitched in Mosaic Gingham.  Approx. 5.5" squares.
Gingham Frog & Calico Caterpillar

Monday, March 27, 2017

Stash Cats Two, Progress #1

The body of the little cat, of Stash Cats Two, is done.  Now on to her tail!  This is such fun to work on.  I've also learned several stitches that are a waste of time with dark Kreinik braid - you just can't see any detail.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

18th Century Sampler FINISHED

Another finish!  I'm on  a roll!
Well, on this one I really just quit.  I wasn't enjoying this as much as I though I would and on 18-count it is so big it is very awkward to work on.  No fun at all.  So I put a border around it and called it finished.  I will soon have several pieces in this color and will try to figure out something to do that will include them all - I'm kinda thinking Table Runner?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Marta Mask, FINISHED

Those of you that have been visiting this blog for a lonnnng time, may remember the Marta Mask (a Leigh design).  The last time I posted about it was in 2014!!

Well it is finally finished!  I didn't work on it at all for at least a year, then only a few times last year.  It was the beads.  I don't really like to do beads, but this canvas demanded them.  Lots of them.  Sigh.

But it is finally finished and it looks pretty good, for a non-painted canvas person.

It isn't a great picture.  The camera just doesn't do well with beads and metallic threads.  Plus it is on black sparkle canvas.  Hopefully I can get a better picture once it is framed with black behind it!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stash Cats Two

When Patt & Lee began, their designs were available as counted thread charts.  I think now they only do painted and giclee printed canvases.  Anyway, I have had this chart for many years!  I am finally going to stitch it.

Jan of Stitchlady's Weblog fame, stitched this as a painted canvas several years ago and named it "Stash Cats".  The pattern just has a number.  So I'm calling it Stash Cats Two.

As you might guess, I've changed all the colors!  Like Jan, I will stitch the little cat in front with mostly metallics but I'm using "cat colors", all browns, grays, orange, etc.  The big cat will be the same sort of colors but in wools and overdyes. 

Here is my beginning.  It is a ton of fun!  I basted in the outlines and will stitch over that.