Friday, March 25, 2016


When I was a kid ...
not that long ago!
I had a long bus ride back and forth from school.  
As I stitched on the little mushrooms in this piece 
I remembered drawing in the condensation on the bus windows ....
mushrooms, happy faces, peace signs 
and didn't everyone make "Hang Ten" feet with the 
side of your hand and fingertips for the toes???
Of course, now happy faces are called emoji ...
go figure?
"Tree of Life"
The next design in my series of The Nine,
Just how much can you pack into a five inch square design??
Don't ask!
Class sign ups are ongoing for this piece!
The first of two will be April 9 at
The Black Sheep Shop
in Orlando.
Call or click away for info.
Basketweave beading with a few ribbon flowers tossed in.
My tree has tiny little beaded Bluebirds too!
I know many of you are afraid of ribbon embroidery ...
BUT! If ... you can relax with it,
you'll change your own mind.
Beads, little stump work with felt, polka dots for fun,
and my mushrooms from the sixties ... bus windows.
Happy Easter!!
Emma will be two very soon! This adorable picture
was after her very first Easter Egg Hunt!
She is the sweetest granddaughter ever!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tree of Life

Seems appropriate to blog about my
Tree of Life 
today, on this first day of spring!
Tree of Life
is the third in my series of The Nine.
The first class will be held April 9th
The Black Sheep Shop 
in Orlando!
Call or Click the link for information.
Cute, just cute!
Played with different backgrounds again.
Darning dots on the left,
Couching to the right...
and a little bit of felt with beads & ribbon embroidery.
You can see the two different backgrounds really well here.
The quilt 'ish' looking circle will be mostly beads!!
Next up in The Nine series...
Happy Little Bug!
I have some really fun threads pulled for this
and of course,
some wild ideas on how to stitch it!

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Time to create new designs 
stitch guides....
Looking back and designing forward!
Bead and bullions...of course.
Stitching on my Tree of Life!
I do love playing with ribbon!