Thursday, July 26, 2012

Repost of the total process

 I have been asked to post the Painted Pony Queen of Hearts from beginning to end all in one place.  Here we go!

How she looked when she arrived

Gold stitches on the coat done in Kreinik #8 

You can't really see it in the picture, but the trim of the coat is the Long Arm Cross in Kreinik #8.

Other side

More of the coat
The body of the coat was stitched with stranded silk in basketweave.  I used a ribbon to make the long stitches that create the diamond pattern.
Overview with underskirt

Close-up of the underskirt

I stitched the background with Splendor in basketweave.  I did the Rhodes stitch on the hearts and the strap stitch where the gold is.


I stitched the red and white stripes in satin stitch wiwth stranded silk.  The maroon part is stranded silk and Neon Rays.  However, I did not like this.

Overview with dark red skirt in view

Close-up of bodice

I stitched the black part only of the collar.  I left the white paint showing through.  The sleeves were done in basketweave with stranded silk.

The black, blue, and white band along the bottom

Close-up of the band

Close-up of the bodice

Still don't like this

Took it out overview

Redo with gold

Other side
Satin stitched the ruffle with Kreinik 1/16th ribbon

Practice for the wings

Overview before starting wings

Satin stitch the edge of the wings

Added black beads inside the strap stitch 

Rhodes Heart and first layer of wing stitch  

Wing stitch finished

Crown with red bead

Blue French Knots for trim



I did add a dome around the crown for the finisher.  I put a T-stitching in there to make it easier to finish as an ornament.  

Back from the finishers

I loved her from the moment I saw her.  I really enjoyed stitching this one.  I hope you do, too!


  1. She is really cute. Did you add any extra stitching around the body of the angel for the finisher?

    1. No, my finisher doesn't ask that of me. Thanks for looking.

  2. Always love seeing your process (not to mention the beautiful results!).

  3. love seeing it from beginning to end! beautiful work!

  4. Thank you all so much! One of my favorites. The next one I am drooling over is the Japanese Angel. So much potential there. Maybe some day soon.

  5. I stitched several of these Painted Pony angels, and each one was fun. This one is just darling! I may have to stitch her sometime.

    1. I think you should. Have you seen the Japanese one?