Monday, August 29, 2016

Melissa Shirley Red Pear is Fini

The finished product
The sequins look whiter in person.   I can't wait to see this finished.  Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Melissa Shirley Red Pear with Snowflakes

I bought this pretty pear at the ANG sale.  I am stitching the background in alternating continental using size 8 Kreinik.

I am stitching the snowflakes in basketweave using Kreinik 5760 in size 8.

Close up

Friday, August 26, 2016

Painted Pony Thailand Angel

 I finished my secret SWAN Christmas ornament yesterday and am now desperately working on this one.  Due date is next Thursday.  Here are the wings.  I am satin stitching them all the way down alternating rows of stranded silk with rows of Silk Lame.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stitching on the Road

For my road trip to LA I took this Princess and Me canvas.  It belongs to a dear friend that bought it about 15 years ago when our kids were very young.   She gave up needlepoint and sent this to me to finish for her.  I finished the background while waiting and waiting for our flight. 

Princess and the Pea
 I got this pretty pear from the ANG sale here.   I started stitching her up right away.  I am using size 8 Kreinik stitching the alternating continental for the red background.  Shiny!

Melissa Shirley 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Painted Pony Thailand Angel

There has been progress.  I finished the dress.  I outlined the collar using Kreinik size 8 in 002 and cross stitching the edge.  I stitched a double cross for the cross at the bottom tip of the collar edge.  It was my stitch idea to use the diagonal cashmere on the horizontal for the water.  Edged the pontoon boat and stitched the roof of the low wide white building using a stitch from Carolyn's Merry Easter Eggs book.  I outlined the sleeves.  I backstitched where necessary to keep straight lines around the sleeves and edges of the dress.  


Close up

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Another Angel for Me??

I love this sweet canvas from Ewe and Eye.  I can't wait to stitch on it.  Happy Saturday stitching!

Welcome from Ewe and Eye

Friday, August 12, 2016

Monday Fun with Carolyn

 L, D and I drove over to Houston on Monday to have studio time with Carolyn Baird.  She is so talented and one of my favorite people.  Plus Chaparral is a great store with fun stuff.
I took this cute angel from Painted Pony that I bought at The Needle Works in Austin.

Thailand Angel
 My son went to Thailand last year on a service trip.  I am a little late getting this stitched to commemorate that but hope it will be worth the wait.  Carolyn's idea for the sky is perfect.   I am using three strands of floss and using a stitch from her latest book.   She gave me stitch suggestions for the whole piece.  I hope to have it done by September 1.

Close up
 I also indulged myself by buying this darling canvas from Kelly Clark.  Happy Labor Day to me!

Another reason we go to Chaparral is to visit Carolyn's ribbon store.  100's of gorgeous spools of ribbon.  She picked out this perfect one for the unusual colors in this Kelly Clark Christmas pear that I got from The French Knot in Fort Worth.  D got a bunch of ribbons for two of her projects.

I call Carolyn the Queen of Doodads.  She and Chaparral have the most extensive selection of charms, buttons, flowers, and on and on.  I bought these on our last visit.  

Cute ghost charm

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Penquin Love

This cutie was stitched by L and finished by Kim Hollifield.  I am not sure of the designer.  

Friday, August 5, 2016

3-D Needlepoint is Adorable

 Darling Brit car stitched by L and finished by Kim Hollifield.  Wheels are buttons from Joann's.

Stitched by L-Finishing by Kim Hollifield

These houses were stitched by E and finished by Kim Hollifield.  They are from Squiggee.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


 20% off until midnight at  There are just a few things that I want...


3D House from Susan Roberts

Monday, August 1, 2016