Saturday, December 24, 2016

loving the eve....

the rushing about is over ....
tomorrow we'll gather with family 
for a day of quiet togetherness.
... and too much food, of course!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

getting my holidayness...

I managed to remember 
I had finished stitching a Christmas purse ...
and ... I managed to get it put together!
"Mod Ornament Purse"
Can't believe I finished this
in time to carry!
Just a little sparkle.
Wish I could sit in my chair and stitch in the dark!
Doesn't seem to work out too well!
This can be yours too!
Sold through your local needlework shop
This proud and colorful Cardinal
is the photographic genius of
my friend Stew Russell.
He definitely puts me in the holiday mood.
Just love it!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

just around the corner ...

Join me for 
Second Saturday's at
Orlando, Florida!
We do have a great deal of fun with these!

There is still time to join us on
December 10th
Click on the shop name above for more details,
or call Anne at
407 . 894 . 0444
Seems I have a goal ...
how much new or different technique 
can I pack into a five by five canvas?
This one explores raised stem stitch, button hole,
free form of course!  Layering stitches
and applique.

"Caps 'N Curls"
Beginnings ...
I actually sell many of these as greeting cards.
Black and White
'Cards to Color!'
Class time is February 11th 
I've started pulling threads and dreaming up
ways to really make this elegant.

Class time is March 11th ...
lots of scheming going on in my head.
Oooo to sequins and pulled thread work.
Just you wait and see
what I pull out of my stitchy brain!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

love this!

 I meet the neatest people via this bit of technology!
Mika Graham shared her big finish the other day ...
which I promptly lost the post to.  
But! I had her name and she sent me these lovely images to share!

She stitched up 
Emma's Darling Bird
with Ruth Schmuff's stitch guide.
Turned out so marvelous!
Just Wow!
Look at all those wonderful stitches and threads!!
I Tent stitched my version for Emma hugability.
Beautiful stitching!
Between the two of them, this design came to life!
Thank you Ruth for the fabulous texture and life
and to Mika for stitching it up so prettily and sharing!

Friday, November 11, 2016

He has arrived!
No hurricanes, no schedule conflicts ...
we are a go!

"My Castle, My Dragon"©

Class time is this weekend in Orlando
[click shop name for details]

AND ...
can you say Trunk Show?!
Come see my line of 
hand painted canvases
in real life!
I'll bring all the stitched samples I have too!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Cyber Space!

It didn't take much to talk me into teaching a
Cyber Class!
... and what better piece to fly with!!

"Flying Jewels"

We'll be hosting this fun class on 
FaceBook as a private group.
Four sessions and lots of chatter with moi! 
Sit in your favorite stitching chair, 
show up in your most comfy comfies with 
favorite beverage and snacks! 
Woohoo! Here we go!

For all the scoop, click the link below ...

... and ... for the fine print ... 
if you happen to already own this fabulous canvas 
... you can still join us in the fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

lots... in lots and lots of designing going on 
but nothing that I can actually show you 'yet'! 
Just peeks!
Going to be a blast!
LOTS of fun!
Next in the line up of The Smalls
See that tiny needle woven leaf waving.
What you can do with just a little bit of over dyed floche'.

These designs are sold exclusively through
The Black Sheep Shop
So far I've used two of Ruth Schmuff Designs new over dyded
Color Dreams Floche'
Loving it!
Wait till you see what I do on the appliqued felt leaf!
Favorite color green paint, dark chocolate and
music pick of the day, Roy Orbison.
Awesomeness tripled!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall !!

... how cool is it that I just happen to be working on 
at the beginning of fall !
Building a leaf ...
love raised stem and layering with a
touch of sparkle
for my inner magpie.
Fun to create movement with my stitchy mind !
More texture and movement on this pretty
fall colored gold leaf.
Awesome fall light play on my Magic Carpet!

class time is 
November 12 & 13 !
at the
The Black Sheep Shop
Orlando, Florida
Click the link or call Anne at
407 . 894 . 0444

Next month is ...
"My Castle, My Dragon"
Class time is
October 8 & 9 !!
also at
The Black Sheep Shop!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

there ready!

A few new pieces!
In time for the Dallas Market!
This "PEACE"
has been in my stash of designs for awhile.
Originally a special request, now available for all.
This was my original, made into
a computer bag for moi!
The tie dye may be different on
yours but the special
Peace Sign stitch I did will be the same.
The guide has peace throughout!
Love this bag!!
Mid Century Sophisticated!
How I do this ...
not sure if others follow
a similar path but
this works for me when
a piece is stitch painted.
MOST of mine are ...
I needed a Christmas Purse!
Maybe YOU do too!
I call this my
"Mod Ornament Purse"
Stitched and beaded,
Kumihimo strap made ...
I just need to find that perfect fabric.
Just a few beads!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Mornings...

... ahh
a beautiful walk started this Sunday ...
... after a great walk ... a great amount of creativity.
Last Sunday ...
I was spinning with my sweet Granddaughter!
A couple Sunday's before ...
Best Friends meeting up for dinner after our 40th reunion.
Goodbyes are not my forte'!
I think we all turned out pretty awesome!
We four were tight all through high school.
How wonderful it was to see them again
and to have that connection instantly there ...
Two weekends away ...
Class Time!
"Curly Flower"
The Black Sheep Shop!
we still have a couple spaces open for class!
Don't miss a chance to come play!
Click on the above link for all the scoop!
or you can call Anne!
407 . 894 . 0444