Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Brown Lines are IN

Shamrock House
Monday saw all the brown tent stitches put in.  I forget how long it takes to do even the simplest stitches.  I hope there will be stitching tomorrow.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Luck of the Irish

Here's the weekend progress on the my Shamrock House from Squiggee…

Outlining the pink shingles

Beading the white intersections

Bedtime on Sunday

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Visiting Amy in Memphis totally reenergized my needlepoint.  I am on a rollllll!!!  Even doing a Sunday post.

Joseph from Heartstrings Nativity
 I buckled down and finished the background on him.

Halloween piece from ???
I stitched this many years ago and pulled it out to start decorating for Halloween!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Shamrock House by Squiggee

I have been so inspired by the stitching of these cute 3-D houses by the other Swans.  I pulled mine out.  It went to Memphis with me and Amy chose the yummy pink and green NPI silk.

Pink shingles

Friday, September 26, 2014

Adorable Finishing by Kim

This adorable Squiggee Halloween House was stitched by DF and finished by Kim.  Too cute for words!

Kelly Clark Snowflake Pear from The French Knot
 I stitched this and Kim finished it.

Doctor by Rogue Needlepoint through Amy's Golden Strand
I stitched this but was completely stumped for a background.  Carolyn Baird came up with the green subway tiles you see so frequently in hospitals.  She's a genius.  And Kim finished it.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Even More Problems Solved

Kelly Clark Halloween Topiary
I bought this with a stitch guide.  The background was beyond me.  I found this stitch in one of my Landscape books.  Amy selected the perfect color of Presencia stranded cotton.

I added the jewelry rounds for planter handles.  So cute.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kelly Clark MC Style Pear

KC MC Style Pear from The French Knot
 Black and white checks are done in reverse scotch with Trebizond.  The red body is stitched with silk in a pavilion pattern.
Beaded the red and gold flowers

Purple and pink flowers
I am going to use these beautiful colors of silk ribbon suggested to me by Carolyn Baird for the other flowers in the Spider Stitch.

The green that came with the kit didn't work for me.  Amy suggested this overdyed Gloriana.  It's just a little clearer and the overdyed will create some interest.  Perfection.