Saturday, May 27, 2017

White Farm's Upper Left Corner

I finished the compensating around the leaves.  Am I 100% happy with it?  No but I can't think of anyway to make it better.  Maybe add some more leaves?


Monday, May 22, 2017

White Farm by Diane Ulmer Pedersen for Painted Pony

I stitched the pathway to the house using two strands of overdyed floss.  


I stitched the leaves using two strands of overdyed floss in the lazy daisy stitch.  I am trying to compensate around the leaves.  I am not too sure how this is going to turn out.

Tree on the left


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Village of Hawk Run Hollow Block 8 is finished

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Itching to be Stitching

Here's hoping Mother's Day weekend brings some serious stitching time! 

Scottish Santa by Petei

Spindle Santa by Petei

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Painted Pony's Owl Angel

I am still busy fighting off hotels in neighborhoods but did stitch a little.  I loved it.  I am happy with the stitch selection for the dress but not the thread.  That may have to come out.  I did long cross stitches for the crown using #8 Kreinik in silver.  I used the same color of silver in Kreinik ribbon to satin stitch the wings.  I am happy with that!  Wish me luck!  I really want to get back to stitching! 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Kelly Clark's Welcome Friends Sampler

I stitched the red stripe using a stitch from Carolyn Baird's book Merry Easter Eggs.  Love it!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Petei's Elizabethan Santa

This cutie was stitched by DF using a stitch guide from The French Knot in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


For anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time you know that I spent most of 2015 fighting to get the short-term rental industry's mini-hotels out of residential zones.  These are properties that are used solely for providing commercial lodging.  No one lives there.  They create a nuisance in the area and add nothing to the community.  We won here in ATX.  Well, the Texas Legislature is poised to overturn the laws of all cities in Texas protecting us from this invasion.  If you live anywhere in Texas and don't want a hotel next door, you had better get on the stick to call your senator and house rep.  

What I wish I was going to stitch on instead of heading to Kinko's to make packets for our state lege:

Owl Angel from Painted Pony

Donkey from Heartstrings Nativity

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kelly Clark's Welcome Home Sampler

Last weekend one of the SWANs took us to the loveliest place in the Texas Hill Country.   It's a beautiful place called Boot Ranch.  Gorgeous scenery with lots of visiting, eating and stitching.  There was touring and walking as well.  I took this cutie and did a little stitching. I stitched the gray area at the bottom using two strands of cotton floss using the open continental stitch.

Stitching the gray area 
Close up


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Darling 3-D Easter House

A couple of the SWANs have stitched this cutie.  I think it is by Susan Roberts.

After stitching
Front door



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3D French Castle from Squiggee

My fellow SWAN, DF, and I bought this same canvas months if not years ago.  She has stitched it so beautifully.  I can't wait to do mine!



Monday, February 20, 2017

Kelly Clark Welcome Friends Sampler

I tried this new stitch on the left hand hill.  I think it's a cute stitch but I don't think it works quite right here.  I frogged it.

I restitched it using the same Mountain Stitch #35 from the Landscape Stitch book.  I stitched the light green hill in Nobuko.  I am not pleased with the way it looks.  I feel another frogging coming on. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday WIP

I can't show you this Sunday's WIP since it is my Secret Swan ornament.  It's almost finished!  Here are just a few of my other WIP's.  I am so bad about buying a canvas and starting before finishing the others!

Shelly Tribbey
Ewe and Eye
Painted Pony

Painted Pony

Kelly Clark
Kelly Clark
Painted Pony
Kelly Clark
Painted Pony for Diane Ulmer Pedersen
Painted Pony

Friday, February 17, 2017

Kelly Clark Welcome Friends Sampler Post #3

I stitched the left side green hill in Mountain Stitch #30 from the Landscape Stitch book.  It's a really cute stitch but looks more like shrubbery to me.  

Close up

Thursday, February 16, 2017

More Welcome Friends Sampler by Kelly Clark

I found the perfect stitch for this little hill.  Mountain stitch #35 from the Stitch Landscape book.  I used two strands of cotton floss.  So happy with it!

Close up