Sunday, November 27, 2016

Diamond Pavillion Stitch

I would much rather stitch on this than cut threads for my Drawn Thread Sampler, but working a little on both helps me to get more done. This is my carrot piece. You know. The one you reward yourself with after you do something you don't like.

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Little Done

I call these needle woven pieces 'angel wings'. They were a pain and I can see mistakes, but this is my Doodle, so I am fine with it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Smyrna Crosses

THIS is the piece I want to work on! I love geometric pieces  and canvas work. The fact that this has Jean Hilton stitches is a plus too. I just realized that I have a shadow on the piece so you can't see the colors so well. There is a lovely burnt orange up in the left corner. The colorway is African Sunset.  But I can see this in reds, golds and black canvas! Or what about purples?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Boring Stitching

I am putting the center square in my larger Drawn Thread Sampler. This piece has a lot of work before I can get to the real work on this piece. I am working on this rather than the Doodle as I am a little stressed and I find this calming.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Smile with Eyebrows

Sugar Skull is my third project that I am currently stitching. I think it has a frame of red cross stitch (with beads too!) and then I am on to beading. Any cross stitches that I missed will become beads or be add at that point!

Friday, November 18, 2016

On to the Next Page!

Spirit of Jean is my second project. It also has a due date although I don't know what it is. I keep thinking it would look fabulous in reds, blacks and gold...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

One of Three Projects

 I am currently working on both of these at once. The top one is the real deal, the Drawn Thread Sampler. I like doing the stitching one I get started. The one below is the Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler. I realized that if I truly want to do both, I need to use the Doodle as a practice piece and get cracking on the pre-work for the DTS. I have a friend who is holding me accountable as we need to have our pieces done before February. She is not as crazy as I am since she is only doing the large sampler. But she has done a lot of drawn thread before.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Close to Being Done

Well, not really. I need to find all the spots where I missed a color. Then I add the beads. Will it get done before Christmas? Maybe...

Monday, November 14, 2016

FInally Finished!

I added the beads last night and I am calling this done! Hope the members of my guild get theirs done so I can see all their different color choices.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Almost Done with My Flowers of Italy in Blue

 This is the back of my Walnetto stitch.
This is the front. I think it took me two hours to stitch! Crazy! But I had to rip it out once and slowly stitch it a second time. I am so close to finishing this....

Friday, November 11, 2016

Another Mill Hill Bead Kit

I had started this one in January. A friend has given me a new Mill Hill kit but I need to get the ones I have started done before I start another. Do you believe me?
Here is what I use to add beads:
 My son made the box with the lid with my name on it.
 I also use a tin box with a beading mat in it.
These things keep my beads in place.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Spirit of Jean

This is my new start. I signed up for this group correspondence course through Cyberpointers
in 2015. I obviously never started the thing. I received a notice that they were doing an encore of the class and I could join the conversation.  So I decided I needed to work on it. Once I got this stitch in I immediately started thinking about doing it in black and red....NO! NO! NO! I will only do one. I will only do one!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Another Finish!

I felt I needed to show this so I could justify starting a new project. Yes (hanging head in shame), I have started something new. But I will share that tomorrow!  This piece was felted by my daughter when she was 10. A year or so ago she was going to throw it away. I stopped her as I loved the colors. I did all the hand stitching on it, lined it and made it into a little clutch for my tablet.  So far she has not asked for it back.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


I had this framed last month but decided to wait to show it until today. Don't forget to exercise your constitutional right. Go vote!

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Finish!

Well, at least he is all stitched. I now have a stack of stuff to be totally finished. But next week I teach for my guild and I must get ready for that. Can you tell that I am procrastinating?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

A Few Beads

While watching the baseball game last night, I tried to do a little stitching. I figured since tension wasn't a problem on this piece (unlike the Drawn Thread Sampler), I could get some work done on this. Realized I made a mistake on the placement of some of the beads, but oh well. They are staying in!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fairly Boring

I am plugging along on the Drawn Thread Sampler. I am waiting to work on the smaller Doodle Drawn Thread Sampler until I can get together with my friend. But this has a lot of work left on it.