Thursday, December 31, 2015

end of the year

Had this finish for a few weeks.

Made a couple of snowflakes. 

Work on couple of other beaded ornament none finish yet.

New tree this year.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Mine 400 post.

Started Pansies Nov10, 2015

Day 2.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Moon Princess

Finish Nov 4, 2015. I did it in one year.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015 update

Beads from "Keeping in Shape" a GCC from EGA through CyberStitchers. Teacher did hers in black and crystal. As you can see I am using colors. Still working on the Circular Peyote had to stop when I have other things I need to do first.

Like pre-work for ANG seminar class "Bead me Square" about finish with that just need to attach canvas to stretch bars I have until I leave. Would have taken a picture but it was nun stitch using the same color of thread as canvas.

Getting closer to finishing still more hair to put on and couching around parts of her dress. This does have a deadline of Nov. 8, 2015. I want to finish before I head to class and able to take it to a framer near my teacher. 

Butterfly on Black did stitching on lower wing it did not come out even so I will be taking it out don't want to but ....

Friday, August 7, 2015

Stitching update Aug 7, 2015

Season drawn thread fall.

Seasons drawn thread winter.  Now just need to do the hem stitching.

Moon Princess. 

Butterfly on black.

I getting ready to start a new project a GCC "Keeping in Shape" from EGA. It is a off loom beading project. Will be using beads to make a large beads. The teacher used black and white. I will be using the beads I have so it will be colorful project.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Seasons, spring

This is drawn thread embroidery techniques in simulating traditional filet lace.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

finish 6/23/15

I finish an EGA national seminar class project before the next national. I will be adding a new class project from SAS 2015.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Japanese Embroidery

Why I started doing Japanese Embroidery because I wanted something challenging. I been doing some type of stitching most of my life. I had tried most method of stitching done on counted fabric, canvas, non-counted fabric, beading off loom, crochet, knitting, tatting, and others that done in hand and still doing some of them. That where I came up with the name of my blog “Work in Hand”. 

In 2000 I join CyberStitchers so I started attending EGA seminars, I also attended a couple of ANG seminar, before that I attended different festival for several years always wanting trying something new and taking classes at home when there was a shop. Then I took a Rozashi class taught by Margaret Kinsey in 2005 EGA National Seminar was in Atlanta. That year I also visited the Japanese Embroidery Center (JEC).

In Jan. 2006, I went JEC, teacher Karen L. Plater, started “Bouquet from the Heart of Japan”. Then in 2007, I attended National Academy of Needlearts (NAN), where Shay Pendray was teaching “Shay’s Stitch Buffet” I was still working on “Bouquet from the Heart of Japan”. Then I attend classes that Shay was having near her home twice a year in Troy, MI, also Diane Horschak was helping there at Troy. I been going to NAN most years and going to Troy at least twice a year.

What I have accomplish in Japanese Embroidery:
“Bouquet from the Heart of Japan” started Jan. 6, 2006
“Bouquet from the Heart of Japan” finished Feb. 1, 2008 
“Hiho Fan” started Feb. 2, 2008
“Sake Box” started Sep. 24, 2008
“Hiho Fan” finished June 24, 2009
“Camellias” started June 9, 2011
“Sake Box” finished Nov 10, 2011
“Flower Ball” started May 15, 2012
“Camellias” finished June 15, 2012
“Moon Princess” started Nov. 4, 2014
“Butterfly on Black” started June 4, 2015

Good week of stitching in June

I had a good week of stitching with Shay (teacher). Moon Princess is her design.

Couching left to do(that means gold or silver thread around everything also black for hair)  plus a few other stitches.

This is a butterfly on black their is a line drawing but it did not show up in a picture. Not the project I thought I would be starting.

Hope I will complete Moon Princess and Butterfly on Black before November.

Hope to start the group of seven pansies in November. Will I ever get back to Flower Balls. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5/20/15 Moon Princess

More done not as much as I would liked. Class is in less than two weeks. Look like I won't get it done this time during class to much couching to finish.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

5K walk 3-28-15

Completed first 5K walk 58:13. Temperature was cold start 28, 32 at the end of race. At least I was not last. Good for me. Weight 194.8.

3-12-15 Moon princess

Lot done in four days of class plus time after class. Will I be done by June 2 when I go back for more class. So I work on flower balls.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Projects Feb. 1-14

I had a restless start to Feb. so I started and work on several different projects.

I stated out the month with Shepherd fold part 4 I not happy with the small piece of fabric they just sent enough with a small seams allowance should had realize sooner I was want to get it stitch to stay ahead. I should call the company and complain but......

Then I thought I needed a small take along project. So I started this another Nativity set. I really should complete one I already started in another technique.

A beading project for EGA national seminar 2015.

I think I did put time on this project.

CyberPointer project Holiday Montage from ANG.

Bead it forward project. Need to get these done deadline is coming up. Work on two maybe all three. I have one more of a tiger somewhere I need to find where I put it.

A UFO from seminar 2014, I thought I better put some stitches on an UFO.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Shepherd’s Fold part 3

Finish Jan 30, 2015 before part 4 arrive.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

2015 stitching plan

What I going to do this year:

Currently working on:

Moon Princess Japanese Embroidery

Shepherd’s Fold part 3

Name tag - beading - EGA national 2015

Phoenix Rising - EGA Seminar 2014

Close to My Heart - EGA 2014

 2014 Ort box - CyberPointer class, I might just assemble the box and not stitch the rest

Beading manger and Jesus

Blue teapot needlepoint pillow not a class project

Rest of the year:
-Flower Balls Japanese Embroidery on hold until I get more done on Moon Princess.
-Shepherd’s Fold the other parts when they are release 
-Holiday Montage start date Feb 2015 from CyberPointers
-EGA national seminar class 204 - Amalia - An Ethnic Drawn Thread Purse
-A class from ANG seminar if I decided to go
-Start on a new piece of a Nativity scene, I have several different one to chose from
-Also there will be other projects BUT first I need to complete a project or two