Saturday, May 30, 2020

Halloween House Row - House #3

She's done!  Thank you Amy Bunger and Melissa Shirley.  On to House #4...

House #3

Friday, May 29, 2020

Halloween House Row

House #5 is up.   The bottom story is Framed Hungarian using four strands of silk for the diamond shape and size 8 Kreinik for the frame.    It's coming along!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Back to Halloween House Row

Back to Halloween House Row by Melissa Shirley.  I am stitching this using a guide created by Amy Bunger.  It is available for purchase at

House #1 is complete

Doors and trellis for House #3
House #2 is complete

Friday, May 22, 2020

Love is Kind by Diane Ulmer Pedersen

I just did not feel like working on that big background of my Halloween House Row.  Did I go to another part of the canvas so that I might finish it someday?  NO!  I pulled this beauty out.   I believe it's called Love is Kind by Diane Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs.  

Background stitch idea from Carolyn Baird

I saw this while thumbing through Instagram when I should have been stitching.  I'm thinking of adding this one to the stash too.  I just love it.
Painted Pony Needlepoint

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Halloween House Row by Melissa Shirley

Good morning!  There is not much to report here.  When I'm stitching I am stitching the background on this big'n.   Amy Bunger chose the perfect stitch and thread.  It's Alternating Stones using one strand of NPI silk.  There is a lot of area to cover.  I'll just keep plugging away. 


Friday, May 15, 2020

Halloween House Row

I am certainly skipping around on projects around here.   I put the Halloween House Row from Melissa Shirley back on the stand.  I am using a stitch guide that is available from Amy Bunger.  It's so fun to stitch.  

Roof of House #3
 The background stitch is Alternating Stones.  I am using one strand of silk.  It is perfect for this canvas.

I stitched the stones leading to the houses and filled in the grass.  I am using three strands of Dinky Dyes in the Cobblestone stitch.  Pretty cute!

The stones for House #5 were a bit different.  The guide calls for a different thread but I goofed and used the wrong one.  I'm not sure it's worth taking out and redoing.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Sunday on the Commons

Another Diane Ulmer Pedersen canvas from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs!  I love these designs.  I took this canvas to my last Rent Amy Day.   She has the best stitch ideas for these canvases.  I sure do miss her and Jill and the other lovely ladies at Amy's Golden Strand.  I so hope we get to go on this year's trip.

Oops.  Forgot to flip it when I downloaded the photo.  The common area is the Staggered Leviathan stitch using one strand of overdyed floss changing the color to match the shading on the canvas.

This tree top is stitched using Staggered Cross with a strand of Wildflowers.  Some of the small cross stitches are done using two strands of an overdyed floss to create the shading.  So perfect. 

The bush in the lower right hand corner is a Helen's Lace variation using an overdyed floss.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

All of The Hart Hunt

These are all the photos of The Hart Hunt by Diane Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Let the Earth Be Glad

I am trying to be more consistent about finishing projects but I couldn't help myself and pulled this out.  ANOTHER Diane Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs.  I took it to Amy Bunger's last September and got a couple of stitch ideas.  

 Lots and lots of Smyrna crosses in my future on these trees.  This amount of finished crosses took about an hour.  I am not tying off each one but pretty close.  I believe the plan for the field includes a pretty open stitch so I don't want to drag that Neon Rays too much.   I'm a happy girl.

Smyrna crosses in Neon Rays

Monday, May 4, 2020

Almost Finished with The Hart Hunt


I am a little further along than the above image.  You can see some of the other finished elements in the photos below.  I finished the field in the front.  It's the Spotted Hide stitch and I love it.  The guide calls for a different stitch but I had just done that stitch on another canvas so Amy graciously found me a new one.  The stitch and thread selections are from a guide written by Amy Bunger available at  The canvas is a Diane Ulmer Pedersen from Painted Pony Needlepoint Designs.

Spotted Hide stitch using three strands of Threadworm

Right side of canvas