Monday, December 16, 2019

Llama Lump

Better late than never, right?  My kids went to Peru together the day after Christmas last year.  It's our family tradition to buy or make an ornament for every place we go.  Here's the one for their trip to Peru.  

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The SWAN Christmas Party 2019

Another fabulous party on the books!  Every year our Society of Women Addicted to Needlepoint(SWANs) have a Christmas party where we exchange ornaments that we have stitched for each other.  This year the party was at my home and it could not have been more fun.  Delicious food, delightful companionship and the cutest ornaments.

Overview of all the cuties

Peter nativity that KSH stitched for me - I adore it!

Custom mini-stocking with beloved kitty included

Sparkly tree

Festive mailbox with messy beading in the snow

Cute reindeer for LO

Custom mini for G our lover of dachshunds

Precious snowman from Melissa Shirley

3-D House with LD's name on it

Shelly Tribbey Santa stitched by me for ML - Ribbons from The Ribbonry in Chaparral - stitch ideas from Carolyn Baird

Flying Santa by Rebecca Wood on his way to the finisher

Festive tree for SA by ATB 

Monday, October 28, 2019

What Have I Been Up To?

Hi, everyone.  I haven't posted much lately since I am cross stitching.   I did go to Barbara's Needlepoint Retreat in early October.  I absolutely loved it.   I flew to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, all by myself.  It was deliciously cold and rainy when I arrived.  It had been so hot for so long here that I was thrilled to pull out sweaters and socks to pack.

Anyway, it was all so grand.  Barbara and her staff could not have been nicer or more accomodating.  I took some studio time from Carolyn Baird at the shop on Wednesday.  I took Thursday off from classes to have a look around the city.  They did have an open table to stitch at during the classes so I went there at lunch time to hang out and eat.

Speaking of eating, we had the most delicious food the entire week.  You could partake in as much or as little as you like.  It was fabulous.

Friday and Saturday I took a class from Carolyn Baird which I will post tomorrow.  I also bought a stitch guide and kit from one of the classes that was going on but that I chose not to attend in order to have my free day.

Melissa Shirley heart with Carolyn Baird stitch guide

So cute, right?  This was so quick and fun that I might order the other three.   You can order the guide and canvas or canvases from Barbara's Needlepoint.  The number is 605-3679050.

In case you are wondering what the cross stitch project is,  here you go:

Monday, August 5, 2019

Almost Another Month Has Gone By...

All the Christmas stitching is done.  I will post pictures as soon as I can with that stuff but on to something new.  For some reason I just love these giant samplers.  I bought this one after seeing the finished product on The Silver Needle's website.  I got the linen and threads called for.  It's a bit like stitching a blanket but I've been there before with The Village of Hawk Run Hollow.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Here's what I've done so far 
Hopefully this will look great over my mantel some day.   Happy Stitching.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Whole Month????

I can't believe it's been a whole month since I posted.  I am so sorry about that.  I have been stitching away on my Secret Santa ornament and that project should be completed tonight.  I can't post any of it until after it is given in December.  While I was waiting on the thread I needed to finish that secret project, I pulled out this girl.

She's from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs and I call her Kitty Witch.  She has been in time out for a long while.  So long, in fact, that I don't remember what the white thread is on the wings.  That will take an investigative trip to The Needle Works to figure out.  Wish me luck.  In the meantime I stitched her sleeves with Neon Rays in a scotch variation.    All stitch selections are mine.


Sleeve closeup

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Building Walls

I am stitching the walls with three strands of silk in the Staggered Cross stitch.   Very cute!

Halloween House Row by Melissa Shirley with stitch guide from Amy Bunger

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Roof is On

The roof is on House #5.  I used three strands of silk in the Fern Stitch.

Melissa Shirley Halloween House Row with guide from Amy Bunger