Sunday, September 28, 2008

Kelly Clark's Old World Santa

Today my daughter, Jennifer and I took a class to learn how to embellish Kelly Clark's Old World Santa. We learned how to do her open basket and free flowing scarf. The basket and scarf really add dimension to the canvas. Jennifer has finished her basket and is almost done with the scarf.
Mine are still a work in progress. Hoping to have it completed by tomorrow and will post pictures of the completed pieces when we get them back from the finisher.

Denise is away in Italy for the next week. She went to a family wedding and then to vacation in Ponza, where she owns a home. I am sure that she will be posting some beautiful pictures when she returns.


Monday, September 22, 2008


On Friday, I received a box from Ruth Schmuff with the finishing of my Witch's Hat and Shoes. I knew they would be spectacular and I was not disappointed. They were just perfect and are on a shelf in my sewing room.

To see pictures of my finished work go to and go to Ruth's Blog. I am sure you will love them as much as I do.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lower Half of the Limoge Box

I finished the bottom half of the limoge box I am working on (all I have left now is the roof). I think it looks pretty good, & has some decent depth to it (which is pretty hard to see in a two dimensional photo, I know!). There are lots of french knots & lazy daisies for the flowers and leaves. I used the chain stitch for the hanging baskets. Want to hear the best thing about this canvas? I worked all of it from my stash! I had to buy ONE skein of DMC floss-how exciting! Feels like it was free!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Quick Update

Hi! Sorry I haven't posted much lately. End of summer madness, sick kitty cat, craziness at work & all that. Delivered the stocking cuffs to Stitch by Stitch this week, for creation of the stockings--so excited that I made my deadline! I am now working on a limoge box that I want to try to get done by the middle of the month. Although it isn't a Christmas item, it is a gift that I will be giving around Christmastime, so I want to try to make the holiday deadline. I am about halfway done, but there are tons of french knots & chain stitches (to look like leaves), as well as tent stitch in the background, so this is a bit time consuming.

Also saw a few more flags in progress and more than halfway finished while at Stitch by Stitch. Got me inspired to work on it a little today. It's a big canvas so I find it physically challenging to work on--doesn't sit well on my System 4, it's awkward to I work at a table. After a box or 2 my neck starts to hurt. Got 3 boxes done today---bringing me to 54 boxes. Of 247. 21.8% done. Ok, it's slow progress.