Saturday, January 23, 2016


I've added the pearls, and am almost ready to add the wire edging and cut this piece loose. I'll be working a lace edge around the piece to keep it feeling airy. There may be pearls in the lace, I'm not sure until I start stitching.

I'm very happy with the organic feel of the eyelets and french knots. I might need to make a big piece, like a necklace, on the same thought.

Friday, January 22, 2016


Illuminated initials are done! Calligraphy will be done this afternoon.

Have a fabulous Friday!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


The Kerouac/Walkabout piece is moving along nicely. It's taking longer than I thought it would (this really isn't a surprise) I am so pleased with how this base layer of work is coming out. It has a physical density that's just wonderful to hold. I am getting itchy to start the text layer of it, but that just has to wait at least for now.
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Prize scrolls

Today is a good day for getting some illuminations done. There will be calligraphy later, too. And then back to the stitching!

Monday, January 18, 2016

An experiment

I'm trying to do one, fairly simple, brooch/pendent per week. Unfortunately I'm not so good with the definition of simple. On the other hand this is an awfully interesting piece to work on.

Sunday, January 17, 2016


The Or Nué "Pelican in its piety" is finished!
Essential information
150 hours of stitching
40-45 stitches per linear inch
26 rows per inch
6 1/8"x4 1/2" (15.6 cm x 11.3 cm)
Thread: 2 strands Sulky rayon
Gold: DMC 2 strands
Now to get started on the next ones.