A quick update

I had hoped to show the completely finished Regal Autumn project today, but alas! The box I ordered to put it in hasn’t arrived yet. As soon as it comes in and I’m able to show the completed project I’ll let you know. In the meantime, I’m working on the next stitch along! I’ll post

Read More »

Regal Autumn – final step!

Click here for Regal Autumn Part H Instructions Are you ready to finish up? I’ve had fun with this project, but in looking at the completed project I think I would have made one change. Instead of the lighter green for the pavilion diamonds, in retrospect I should have used a darker green for that

Read More »

Almost finished with Regal Autumn!

Click here for Regal Autumn Instructions Part G After the layered stitch last week, this one is pretty straightforward. But come to think of it, this could be a layered stitch as well, if you choose to make it so! Rice stitches are lovely stitches that can be upright rice stitches, cross stitches as here,

Read More »

Swirls

This year I was honored to be asked to create a design for the San Bernadino California chapter of ANG (American Needlepoint Guild). Each year a designer is asked to design a project in memory of Nina Goerres, an important member of the chapter who left a lasting legacy after her passing. The Nina design

Read More »

Regal Autumn final corners second step!

Click here for Regal Autumn Part F Instructions I have to make a confession – what I stitched for this part was not what I had designed. The diagram looks the same, but I stitched it differently. In the diagrams I’ll show you what it should have been, and what I actually did. I intended

Read More »

My favorite laying tool is a trolley needle!

Decades ago I went to a stitching festival where someone was demonstrating a trolley needle like this one. I was promptly hooked! At that time I was just barely getting into counted canvas work, mostly cross stitching, and had never heard of laying tools, didn’t know what they were used for, didn’t know I needed

Read More »