Monday, December 12, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sisters 11/12/16

Five days of stitching.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


Finally got some stitching done. Heading to class soon.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Flower ball 7-4-16

Some more stitched still not happy with the tan top cord.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Japanese Embroidery 6/11/16

Started "Sisters" Shay Pendray design June 7, 2016 work 3 days on it.

Then went back to Flower Balls the last two day of class. Had to do some backtracking on cords got most of them going right still have again still have one more to remove most of. 

Going to keep on stitching on Flower Balls until it is finished. My goal is Nov. before I head back to class. Need to stitch on it daily. According to Shay that how you become a good stitcher by stitching daily. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

5-12-16 Pansies Finished

It is finish!! Started Nov. 10, 2015, finish May 12 2016.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pansies 4-26-16

Getting closer. Just couching a leaf and Pansy. one more leaf and flower centers.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Japanese Embroidery Story 4-22-16

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
"Moon Princess" finish Nov. 5, 2015
Pansies (group of seven) started Nov. 10. 2015

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Moon Princess framed

stitching update 4-16-16

Complete one block started a second block. The design will be cut out and fold into a block.

Start of a four day class. Also it the same picture but different lighting make the colors so up different.

End of the fourth day class amazing how much you can get done in four days of classes when you can stitch 6 or more hours a day. It also help when you are staying at a hotel.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

This year projects UFO 3-7-16

I just doing UFO's this year. These I have chosen to do this year. I have many others but these made my list.

Ort box I might just assamble it not finish stitching. The orange fabric is the lining for the box.

Getting closer. Boarder not finish and a few more stripes left.

Need to put a backing on the pieces to make them stiff. 

Fringes need to be added.

Sew it together.

One almost done one square left. Three more blocks  to do.

Another project I want to finish this year. Head will be hard might need to get some help.

Part four of shepherd fold. First three part are stitch but not put together. Two more parts they should wait until next year.

This is Jesus manager need more straw also need the head. 

I think this is enough for this year because with Japanese Embroidery I need to do.