I took the Craftsy class on knitting with beads taught by Laura Nelkin and really enjoyed it. This is the bracelet I did for it. The button is one I covered using a scrap of marbled silk left from some marbling I did.


Year in Stitch

I’m starting a new project for the Facebook group using Shisha mirrors again. This one is held in place by the first step of the Spiderweb stitch. Rows of Fly stitch surround it accented by French Knots. The threads are Perle Cotton. The fabric is some I painted.

Bead Journal Project

It’s hard to take a photo of a shiny beaded piece.

This is March which reminds me of daffodils, so the colors are for the flowers and leaves plus the blue sky. I used Bugle beads and seed beads in sizes 11 and 8.

Year in Stitch

I’ve had a break while replacing my old computer with a new system. Always a hassle and learning curve.

Here is the hanging completed. I put two rows of Chain Stitch around the entire center using Broder thread and machine quilted the background. Rather than binding, I pulled the wool around to the back and stitched it down.

Felted Book

This book gave me the chance to use some of the trims I have and the painted lace and motifs. The cover is hand stitched with metallic thread after being needle felted.

Year in Stitch

The llth square-just one more to go before finishing the wall hanging. This one feature Cretan Stitch with the Buttonhole stitch attaching it to the background.


We in the Pacific NW thought we had escaped snow this winter. Wrong–it was just late. This is my back yard. At least it gives me an excuse to stay home and stitch. I live on a hill in the country and just stay home.