Friday, October 31, 2014

Starting something new

From Amy's
I picked this up at Amy's at my last visit.  I'm going to make it in to an ornament for my niece's graduation.  Hopefully it will look like the one below.

Graduation date on the back

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Skipping around
 Saw this cute canvas with guide and threads by Amy Bunger at

Stitched on the hill a bit


Almost finished the cream stitches while at The Needle Works today

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kelly Clark Harlequin Pear

Stars with Silk Lame


Friday, October 24, 2014

Beautiful Flower Technique

This effect was taught by Laura Taylor ( at my embellishment class.   So easy with so much result.  You come up with a silk ribbon.  Go down in an adjacent hole but don't pull tight.  Leave a loop of ribbon on top and stitch it down with the bead in the center.  Gorgeous.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Read All About It, Read All About It!

I am sorry it took me so long to post about my Laura Taylor class.   The class finished late on Monday and I had a triple Swan birthday party here today.  Lots to do!

 Laura Taylor is a doll and I really enjoyed the class.  Here's my chief:


Laura introduced me to Bella Lusso merino wool.  So soft.  This is the knitting stitch changing colors as the paint changed.

I was extremely perturbed by these feathers.  I love the technique.  I am using four strands of Threadworks overdyed floss.

Melissa Shirley's Halloween Basket with stitch guide by Laura Taylor

One thing of incredible note!  I got to meet Melissa Shirley!  She was absolutely charming.  That was a surprise and a real pleasure.

To read all about Laura and what she has to offer please visit her at

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Will Tomorrow Never Come

Wiseman from Quail Run Native American Nativity
I am taking an embellishment class from Laura Taylor at The Needle Works tomorrow and Monday.  I have never met Laura but I have heard she is extremely talented and fun.  More postings tomorrow!

P.S.  This is the canvas I am taking.

Thursday, October 16, 2014