Thursday, August 31, 2017


This is a new project, just for me!!  I'm calling it Riverdance.  I sort of painted the canvas, with Copic markers, because  all of the brownish part will be Bargello in tans & brownish threads.  I didn't want a lot of show through.  The "river" is mostly metallic with some solid and overdyed silks & cottons as filler.  Using "square" stitches and basketweave.  I don't work on it often because it requires constant THINKING!!  Hahahaha.

Friday, August 25, 2017


5-4-3-2-1 is now framed.  I'm really pleased with it.  I knew what I wanted, but it isn't always easy to explain to the framer!  But we finally got it.  It is unusual and kinda dramatic.  Perfect!  Here's a view off to the side a bit.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Mariposa Progress #2

 A small start.  Mariposa by Threedles.  I'm kind of choosing threads as I go.  I'm not thrilled with the big green Jessica and may take it out.  I think I'd like it to be bluer.  It's interesting the way the threads change each others color!  They look great laying on the table, but when stitched they're greener, or bluer, or......  Gets a little frustrating, but I do enjoy working on this piece.  Too bad the metallics don't show up better! 

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!