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



Friday, February 24, 2017

Kim's Petei Nativity Set

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


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kelly Clark Welcome Friends Sampler

I got this adorable canvas for Christmas.  I can't believe I held off for as long as I did to start stitching on it.  I started with reverse scotch at the bottom using three strands of cotton floss.  The blue is my new shade of blue.  It's DMC 924.  

Close up

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I think there might be as many hearts as there are pears!  Love and Kisses!

Melissa Shirley

Melissa Shirley

Painted Pony

Associated Talents


Monday, February 13, 2017

Turquoise Halloween Witch from Painted Pony

She is done!


Fuzzy pic of hat detail
I stitched the brim using vertical straight stitches following the paint.  I used Flair and went over the area twice.  I struggled with the painted buckle.  I finally decided to stitch over it.  To keep the band from being a big band of color I added the sequin and bead detail.  I am not 100% over the moon about it but I am happy for now.  I might look around Joann's or The Needle Works to see if there is anything more interesting to put there.

Wing detail

Bodice detail 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kitty Witch Angel from Painted Pony

I want the entire collection of Halloween Angels from Painted Pony!  Right now I have to be content to have the Kitty Witch Angel and the Turquoise Halloween Angel.  I will feature Miss Turquoise in my next post.

 I satin stitched her hat using Black Flair.  I went upright on the brim and diagonally on the body of the hat.  A little light tent stitching for under the brim.  I used four strands of cotton floss for the hair.  I used four strands of pink silk for the pink in her cheeks.

 I satin stitched the wings following the paint.  The diagonal direction is to the right on the right wind and vice versa on the left wing.  I used my new favorite wing stitch.  You may remember it from my Owl Angel.  I will cover the green dots with beads.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Still Planting Grass at The White Farm

I keep going and going.  I need more thread.  I am using an overdyed thread and trying to keep the color true to the paint.  More gold is needed.  Off to The Needle Works!


Close up of the Spotted Hide stitch

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Still Planting Fields

I am still stitching away on the front field.  Maybe I can show a finished field tomorrow.  Take a look at some past finishes below.  Have a happy Wednesday!

Spotted Hide Stitch for front field 

Cutest 3-D Squiggee House

Beaded bottom is so darling

Melissa Shirley Cracker
Finishing by Kim Hollifield