Saturday, August 18, 2018

Whatever Happened to the Heartstrings Nativity?

I am still working on it.  The ones that are finished haven't been "finished" because my finisher likes to make the twisted cord for the whole set at one time. I'm getting there...

Momma Ewe and Lamb not even started
Joseph is done
Green Wiseman is done
Camel is close

Mary is done
Baby Jesus is done

Getting there on the donkey
Shepherd is done
Red Wiseman is done

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Shelly Tribbey Cardinal Santa

 Woohoo!  I finally have something I can share with you.  I hope my MIL doesn't follow my blog since this is for her Christmas 2018.   I was inspired to stitch one of these after receiving one last Christmas.  My dear SWAN friend, SU, stitched this for me for our ornament exchange.  I LOVE IT!

Shelly Tribbey Blue Santa

So I bought this one...

Shelly Tribbey Cardinal Santa
Stitch ideas are from me and Carolyn Baird.  Carolyn is at Chaparral in Houston.  We drive over there as much as possible to take her studio time.  I also buy ribbon from her ribbon store in Chaparral.  What a selection!

Nobuko on the coat

One strand herringbone for the shoe sole

Van Dyke for Santa's staff

Saturday, July 28, 2018

I Really Am Stitching

I am back in my house and I am stitching.  I haven't posted much since I am working on a secret ornament and a basketweave project.  You can only look at so many pictures of basketweave.   BUT here is the finished product.   Someday it will be a pillow on the bed in one of my guestrooms.  Happy Stitching!

The Strawberry Thief by Whimsey and Grace

Monday, June 25, 2018


I am finally back in my house.   What an unpleasant experience my remodel was!  So glad it's over.   Well, almost over.  They have to come back and fix their mistakes.  That's on hold for now.  Let's get back to what's important and FUN:  needlepointing.   

Some of the SWANs are headed out for a three day stitchathon at the beach.  How awesome is that?  What shall I take?  I may have to take my own car just for my stuff.  

Strawberry Thief from Whimsey and Grace

Hart Hunt by Diane Pedersen from Painted Pony Needlepoint

Halloween Kitty from Melissa Shirley 

Welcome Friends Sampler from Kelly Clark

Owl Angel from Painted Pony

Kitty Witch from Painted Pony Needlepoint

Monday, April 30, 2018

Weekend at D's Lakehouse

I got to spend about 24 hours out at the lake with the SWANs. It was a short break from the remodel. I took the Hart Hunt from Diane Ulmer Pedersen by Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs.  The stitch guide is by Amy Bunger from Amy's Golden Strand.  I got two fields done since we do nothing but eat, stitch and sleep.  And visit the whole time we are awake.  It is so much fun.  I had to leave early to remortar my new fireplace but it turned out really well so all is good.

Third field up is Horizontal Victorian in two strands of silk

Fourth field up is Florentine Spike in two strands of overdyed cotton


Saturday, April 7, 2018

How I Miss My Stitching

My enormous house remodel is in the last 45 days.  Y'all know I am over there day and night making sure it's all done just right.  I am so excited about moving back home but really really want to be stitching!

3-D French Castle from Squiggee
I would love to start this.

Can't remember the designer
Another 3-D from Squiggee - Shamrock House

Camel from Heartstrings Nativity  
  I am so close on all these but off to try out paint samples on the walls of mi casa.  Happy Stitching to you all!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Ticking Them Off the Christmas List

USC Mini-Angel from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs
Tommy Trojan is off the frame and ready to be finished.  On to mom's Strawberry Thief Pillow by Whimsey and Grace.  All stitches are mine.

Strawberry Thief by Whimsey and Grace

Monday, March 5, 2018

Tommy Trojan is on the Frame

One more mini-angel for Christmas.  This one is for my Trojan.  Happy Stitching!

USC Mini-angel from Painted Pony

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Another On the Books!

Another one checked off the Christmas list!  All stitches by me.

University of Arkansas Mini-angel from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


One more ticked off the list of Christmas ornaments to be stitched!  Wreck 'em!

Texas Tech Mini-angel from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs

Saturday, February 17, 2018


Yes, she did!  I went to Chaparral in Houston to have studio time with the wonderful Carolyn Baird!   More about that on Monday but while I was there I spotted this sweet sweet canvas.  Happy Valentine's Day to me.  Isn't it sweet?  Another cute one to add to the stash!

By Diane Ulmer Pedersen through Paint Pony Needlepoint Designs

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to you all!  I hope you get lots of love and kisses plus some great needlepoint!

February Angel from Shelly Tribby with stitch guide by David McCaskill

Monday, February 12, 2018

Angels Galore

Silent Night Angel from Painted Pony - not sure of the stitcher
Heart Angel from Painted Pony
Thailand Angel from Painted Pony with stitch ideas from Carolyn Baird  

NYC Angel and San Diego Angel from Painted Pony - stitched by EG

Sweet Shop Angel from Painted Pony stitched AB with stitch ideas from me
Christmas Tree Angel from Painted Pony

Angel from Petei set - stitched and finished by Kim Hollifield
Nativity Angel from Painted Pony with stitch guide from The French Knot

San Antonio River Walk Angel from Painted Pony - stitched by ML

NYC Angel from Painted Pony - stitched by ML
Texas Angel from Painted Pony with guide by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral
Christmas Eve Angel from Painted Pony - stitched by ML

Mitten Angel from Painted Pony with guide by Carolyn Baird at Chaparral

UT Mini-angel from Painted Pony

Painted Pony Winter Village Angel

Mini-Angel from Painted Pony - not my stitching

Chi O Mini-angel from Painted Pony

Queen of Hearts Angel from Painted Pony
WOOF Mini-angel from Painted Pony
UA Mini-angel from Painted Pony
Turquoise Halloween Witch Angel from Painted Pony