Monday, December 5, 2016

A Sparkling December!

So many people in my Stitch a Falling Star club are getting their ornaments home in time for the holidays this year!  Here are couple of the most recent arrivals:

Harriet just got hers from West Coast Finishing:

Polly just got a couple back also, along with a pile of other Christmas finishing:

In other club news, my Bejeweled Bargello club has a double shipment this month, as I am sending out a bonus ornament along with December's ornament:

Hope you all have a sparkling holiday season as well!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Trunk Show at Beth's Needlepoint Nook

Be sure to stop by or call Beth's Needlepoint Nook in Louisville, KY if you are looking for some EyeCandy!  They are currently hosting my trunk show and I sent them canvases, charts, magnets and LOTS of stitched models! If you are not local, give them a call at 502 244 0046 or go to their web page by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fabulous Fall Finishing!

So many great finishes to show off today, including a County Fair winner!  It is that time of year, Fall and Fair season too, such fun!

First up is my friend Emily's beautiful finish of my Bejeweled Bargello ornament.  Beautiful stitching by Emily, then great finishing from the Chaparral here in Houston.

Gayle at Fancy Stitches completed my Gift Elf, this little gal is the spitting image of her granddaughter Peyton!  Great job on this, I love the background!

Lisa C. entered three of her completed Stars from the Stitch a Falling Star club and won three ribbons at the Austin County Fair-- Grand, Reserve and High Point!  Congrats to you Lisa, they are great!

It's been a while since I've seen a new finish from my Candy Corn Club, this one was shared by Louise's Needlework and it is gorgeous!

Last but not least, Debbie L. stitched my Cowboy Owl and sent it to TJ's for the truly fab finishing, love the styling on that pillow!

That's it for this week, keep those great pictures coming in, I love to show off your work!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween House Class at Chandail October 29th!

One of my newest designs, this Halloween Cottage is a Chandail exclusive!  Jan Wilken will be teaching it this October 29th from 10 to 4. Can't make it in?  Be sure to call the shop to see if you can be a "ghost"! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Getting All Packed Up!

The Fancy Stitches team is busily packing the thread kits for Merry & Bright right now, just look at all those gorgeous threads! They always put their kits together so nicely, with each thread neatly wound on a bobbin. Everything goes into a big bag first, that's how they keep an enterprise this big so organized! 
For all the details, email the shop at

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Merry & Bright Shipping Soon!

My newest club series, "Merry & Bright" is going to start shipping very soon!  Another exclusive from Fancy Stitches, the kits include canvas, threads and of course a great stitch guide by Martha Johnson, Queen of Color and Bling!

This time they will be shipped every other month,  giving us all a little breathing room between projects, how nice!  Just give Gayle a call at 817-641-4761 to get signed up, then just let me know if you'd like the join the Merry & Bright Facebook group I'm setting up. We had a FB group for our last club and it was lots of fun, so of course I'm doing it again! 

The photos here show you all 5 designs, and we are offering them in TWO color schemes, Bright and Traditional!

Please visit Fancy Stitches web page to see the complete set in the Traditional colors!

This is the first design in the series:

An example of the Traditional color version:

Our print ad with all the info:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Destination Dallas!

The Destination Dallas wholesale trade show is this weekend and I will be attending for the first time as a vendor!  I am pretty nervous and excited as well!  I have a few new things to show off there, here's a peek at them now:

Birdcage Heart is a painted canvas with stitch guide, the photo really does not convey just how sparkly it really is!

 This is a new cuff bracelet design called Indian Summer:

July 4th Birdhouse is also a painted canvas with guide:

Here it is finished into a cracker ornament:

I also have new versions of my Peacock Party canvas, it is now available as individual peacocks, with and without the background:

Friday, August 26, 2016

Scandia Birds Club Starts This Fall!

I have a brand new club starting this Fall, exclusively at Bedecked & Beadazzled!  This seven piece set of Mid-Century Mod style birds has been a long time in the making and I'm so excited to share it here with you all!  For details on signing up, visit Ruth Schmuff's blog by clicking here!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Merry & Bright Exclusive Club Preview!

Here's another look at one of the designs from my upcoming seres Merry & Bright.  This one is another Fancy Stitches exclusive, this one with stitch guides by their shop teacher Martha Johnson.  Martha always adds lots of color, sparkle and unexpected touches to everything she stitches, and that's why I love it when she stitches for me!  Consider this one for instance:

Compared to the actual canvas below, notice how she transformed the blue chain to snowflakes and added a kind of lacy effect to the candy-stripe ornament. I love that!!

This series will be available in two color schemes, Bright (above) and Traditional, below.

The print ad below shows all five designs in the series. Give the shop a call at 817 641 4761 for more information and to sign up!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Key West Bargello Ornament in Needlepoint Now!

The latest ornament in my Bargello series for Needlepoint Now magazine is called Key West:

This one is in the current July/August 2016 issue.  Here's a recap of the other three in the series:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Stitch a Falling Star - Santa Birds is Shipping!

The Santa Birds Star is shipping out this month in the Stitch a Falling Star club!  I love how Cynthia stitched this one, especially the tree!

Here's a recap of the other 4 Stars in the series-- it sure has been fun!!

Stay tuned for more, the next club on the horizon is called "Merry & Bright"!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Christmas in July!

Once again I have been honored to have my designs published in the 2016 Cross-Stitch Christmas Annual, published by Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine.  This year's edition is titled "Yuletide Traditions" and features three of my designs!

First off is two of my existing needlepoint designs, "Merry Robin" and "Bright Bluebird".  I love the adaptation to cross-stitch on these, and the framing is just gorgeous!

Next up is Christmas Fox, this design is new and exclusive to the book:

Here a look at this year's cover, check your local bookstores and needlework shops, it will be on shelves soon!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kitty Kat is Coming to Town!!

The Kitty in the Stitch a Falling Star club shipped out this month and many of us have really been anticipating this one!! Can't wait to see the finishes start rolling in on this one.  Give Fancy Stitches a call at 817 641 4761 if you'd like to sign up for the club!