Turkey Tones

The wild turkeys in their glossy, dark feathers of black and  brown are running amok this week.  
 But, in case you haven't see those over on my blog, aren't these others  gorgeous?  These appeared Here are some other kinds from last summer. The colors were so dramatic with the cream and rust that I took notes for a future design idea.
Just for fun on this ice cold day, I decided to post a little something over on my blog.  I usually only post finished pieces, ready for release here, but as a way of generating interest in my blog, and with the hope that some of you will follow the activity on the Tempting Tangles Blog, here goes.   Follow the link to visit to see what I am stitching! 

October 2015 Releases

 Persuasion” is one of our upcoming designs and will be released mid-month. It is 127 x 127. We used Weeks Dye Works 35 ct #1121 Straw or any warm brown.  Work 2 over 2 with Dinky Dyes silk. Numbers & instructions are included for stitches: Eyelet & Sofia Stitch—a plump version of Smyrna Cross. That elegant little cut glass ink well with stopper is treasure all in itself.  

Kiss Me , 87 stitches square, was stitched on Weeks Dye Works, 30ct linen, #1094, (off white), over 2 threads of fabric in 4 shades of Dinky Dyes floss.   Finished size on 30 ct over 2 = 5 3/4”.

There are no specialty stitches; work this over either 1 or 2 threads.


A Good Year  at 87 stitches square, is just right for any special date that should be celebrated.

 Our model (with my personal wedding date with our initials).  It was worked on Zweigart Cashel, # 326 Dirty Linen, 28 ct.  Work over 1 or 2. Numbers, letters included.Uses 6 shades of Dinky Dyes including three wonderful, truly luscious purples

Embellishments include Kreinik braid, petite beads.  Specialty stitches are Algerian Eye, Border Flower, Satin, Eyelet, Bargello, French Knot.

“Before the Fall  hints of the    the impending fall from grace for our youthful Adam and Eve.  Notice how they are being spied upon by a golden-eyed serpent as they swing wildly from the tree tops.

At 226 x 253 stitches, our design uses Weeks Dye Works 35 ct #1101 Lt Khaki linen; over 2 with Gloriana Silk with very nice Xref to Dinky Dyes.Work this design over 2. Includes instructions for specialty stitches as always.  There are just enough of them for fun but not overwhelming. 


A Carefree Moment in Time

There is bit of news over on my Tempting Tangles blog.
I've had some trouble with links so bear with me till we get it repaired, please.

Take a peek and enjoy! Here is just another snippet to whet your appetite. Then go see the rest of the snippets!