Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Angel by Shelly Tribbey

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I really do have that many

Some of the Swans didn't believe that I had this much stuff to go to the finisher.  I do!
Carrot by Associated Talents

Five Golden Rings by Shelly Tribbey

Eight Maids Milking by Shelly Tribbey
Twelve Lord Leaping by Shelly Tribbey

Mary by Kelly Clark with stitches by Amy Bunger

Baby Jesus from Carol Dupree with stitches by PFOS in Lubbock

Joseph from Carol Dupree with stitches by PFOS in Lubbock

Mary by Carol Dupree with stitches by Pocket Full of Stitches

Nine Drummers Drumming by Shelly Tribbey

Two Turtledoves by Shelly Tribby

A Partridge in a Pear Tree by Shelly Tribbey

Melissa Shirley's Cream Farmhouse with stitches by Amy Bunger

Joseph by Kelly Clark with stitches by Amy Bunger
Vandy mini banner by ?
Pink Pear by Kelly Clark with stitches by the French Knot and me
Eleven Ladies Dancing by Shelly Tribbey
Town Crier by Petei with stitches by The French Knot
Baby Jesus from Heartstrings with stitches by Pat Thode and me
Green Pear from Kelly Clark with stitches by The French Knot and me
Rose Pear from Kelly Clark with stitches by The French Knot and me
Joseph from Heartstrings 
Green Wiseman from Heartstrings
Mary from Heartstrings with stitches by Pat Thode
Green Heart from Associated Talents 
Birdhouse cracker by Melissa Shirley
Where stitches are not attributed they are by me.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Beads vs Padded Neon Rays

Beaded one pumpkin and satin stitched the other

Lazy weekend

Liked the satin stitched one better
 I satin stitched the bats following the paint.  A cross stitch at the centers of the bats.

Yucky hat buckle
I tried the Rhodes stitch for the hat buckle.  I don't like it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lots of rain equals progress on Painted Pony Turq Angel


Sticky Bead Mat
 Marguerite talked me in to trying this sticky bead mat.  I love it.  I don't think I would place it on painted canvas.  The beads did not fall off when I flipped over to tie off.  Great!  Only $3.40 at The Needle Works.

Beaded crow

Stripes at the bottom

Lipstick on

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Very little stitching

My fellow Swan is stitching this cutie with stitch ideas from Carolyn Baird.  
Painted Pony Hill Country angel by M

My Painted Pony Halloween angel
 I can't get this pic to turn to save my life.  I went to The Needle Works and got the silk I needed.  As you can see it's not an exact match but close enough.   Basketweaving the strip with alternating pumpkins and crows.  I did a Pavilion stitch in the black area of the dress but you can't see it.  Supposed to rain all day tomorrow so lots of stitching.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Back from the Beauty Shop

Hairdo with highlights by using Weeks Dye Works

Wing stitch with Treasure Braid until I ran out

I am not really happy with basketweaving the background. Hmmm....will get advice from the Swans today.  What now?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Painted Pony Heart Angel

My stash didn't include the right shade of turquoise for the Halloween angel so I pulled this girl out.

Rhodes Hearts everywhere


Monday, November 17, 2014

Painted Pony Turquoise Halloween Angel

Face in 3 strands of silk and hair in 4 strands of floss
 Stitched the border in reverse scotch using 1/16 Kreinik and Neon Rays.

Lower border
Black single line is stitched using size 8 Kreinik in the herringbone stitch over one.  The gray is 3 strands of floss in cross stitches over two.  She's pretty cute.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Endless Rain Delays

Baby Jesus from Heartstrings
Endless rain delays at our tennis tournament gave me plenty of time to stitch the background.  C'est fini!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Shhh...Baby Jesus Sleeping

Baby Jesus swaddled and sleeping

Black Identipen used to draw background
Lots of basketweaving this weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Back to Baby Jesus

Gold legs

Baby Jesus is looking rather starfishy but still cute.  I had a wonderful weekend with Meredith Willett.  Details to follow.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Trick or Treat?? (updated with pics)

Treat for me!  I waited until Halloween when the sale discount was the highest and scored these two cuties from Amy's Golden Strand in Memphis, TN.  Let the stitching begin.
So cute from Painted Pony

Treat bag from Kathy Schenkel