Monday, May 30, 2016

Catching Fish!

Remember Sitting Pretty from last year's rotation of mystery classes?

It's back from the finisher and it's just too darn cute!  I'm particularly fond of the fish on the top.  They seem to be trying to play just out of reach.

And here's Sitting Pretty framed.  Super colorful and fun.

There are so many fun details in this canvas, from the fluffy tail to the tassels on the pillows, you won't get bored stitching this one.

If you would like to stitch your own Sitting Pretty, give us a call at 410.296.0405 or order online here.

Hope you are having a wonderful long weekend.  

Friday, May 27, 2016

Look who's stitching the Bird in the Nest!!

Oh my!  Oh my!  Looky! Looky!

The one and only Coni of Spinster Stitcher fame is stitching the Zecca bird in a nest following my stitch guide!  Yay, Coni!

She's doing a fantabulous job.  Of course she is;  she's a fabulous stitcher and a super fun read.  Perfect for the first long weekend of the summer.

So sit back and check out her blog.  If you scroll back to May 10, you will see where she picks up this fun project from her WIP pile and decides to finish it.  There are daily posts showing her progress, her challenges, her dog Stewey.  (Hey Stewey, hugs from Auntie Ruth)

I originally designed the guide to this canvas as a mystery class several years ago and it is still one of my most favorite pieces.  You can see my progress on it here.

Signs of Spring
It's a Clear and Sunny Day  
Let the Games Begin 
The Flowers are a'blooming 
I Can't Believe the Fun is Over 
Our Bird Has Flown Home!

If you would like to stitch this wonderful bird, we have canvases on order and are happy to send one your way completely kitted with all the fun threads, buttons and goodies we used.  Just give us a call at 410.296.0405 or order online here.

Maybe one day I will start blogging my daily stitching progress.  Oh wait that means I would stitch everyday.  Hmmm, gotta work on that one.  Right now my life is devoted to the new app, the new website and a few other techy things.  Sigh.  No stitching for me since last Saturday.

Enjoy your start of summer, it's finally stopped raining here but now it's hot!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's Raining Sequins!

It's time to start a new canvas.  Don't you think?  Yes, it's definitely time.  It's been raining and raining and raining so it's time to let a little sparkle in.

Sparkle is good, right?

Lots of sparkle is even better, right?

Well. I think it is.  

Now that the Wild Salmon class is complete and you know how that mystery ends, its time to dive into a brand new canvas/mysery.  Run, Bunny, Run by our good friend Karen at zecca.  The first class was this past Sunday.

This canvas is really different. It's quiet.  Well, as quiet as zecca's style can be :-)

I wanted to capture the quiet of the canvas, the subtle, pretty, barely there pink background, the shimmer I knew it wanted to have.

The answer was sequins.  Many, many sequins.  So any sequins that I'm not done sequining mine yet :-)  You know how that goes.  Soon.  It's lots of fun.

I started with big random Jessicas in the background.

 And then I started sequining!

The grass is a fun new variation of a grounding stitch.  It moves fast.  You know I love that in a stitch.

There's just about 3 weeks until lesson two.  Plenty of time to catch up and join the fun.  If you would like to join us give us a call at 410.296.0405 and we'll sign you up.  We can ship lesson one immediately and then you will be in the queue for the next lessons as they are released.  This class runs through August.  There's lots of fun to be had.

As with all of our classes there are fun "go withs" for those of you who choose to play along.  There's a super-fabulous-best-ever snap tray by Carol Eix with art work from zecca.

And a scissor fob and magnet by accoutrement designs!

Stay tuned there's fun stuff just around the corner.


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