Sunday, May 28, 2017

It's Really Ready!

It's true.  Lesson 5 of Why Fit In is ready to roll!

I'm so excited about it.  I love this piece!  It is my all time favorite stitch to date.   The colors and patterns make me happy.

This lesson was all about getting the border going.  You know I like smaller areas so this was a bit daunting.  Lots of border.  Lots of one color.   Hmmmm.

The saying is stitched in sparkly metallic, and the purple behind it is custom dyed Color Dreams Floche.  YUMMY!!

Frame that yummy purple with ribbons!  Karen from zecca has been designing gorgeous ribbons for many of her canvases and this canvas is no exception.  Why Fit In Ribbon!!!!!  OMG it's fabulous.

Of course we needed more beads.  You know my love affair with beads.  The green beads frame the piece nicely and by stitching down the ribbon first everything lays nice and smooth.

The blue leaves add a pop of color. 

One more lesson for this project and then we will see what calls my name next.  I promise it won't be another year and a half before we finish.  I know it's been a terribly long wait for this lesson.

If you have been thinking about joining the fun of this canvas. Give us a call at 410.296.0405 or order online here and we'll send it your way. 



P.S. Next up, I'm working on Row of Ladies. I'm getting all of these mysteries back on track

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Leaves, Leaves, So Many Leaves!

Today was the final lesson of the zecca hummingbird class!  There were leaves, so many leaves....

Yes, lots of leaves but the good thing is that we did them all a little differently.  Different threads, different stitches, different techniques!

We used Rainbow Gallery's new Glisten thread, which I am quite intrigued with, to create dew kissed grasses.  Petite Peluche makes fabulous fluffy leaves.

Everyone's favorite leaves are the large green ones at the bottom.  Raised Close Herringbone.  It's really a lot of fun!

Some of the leaves are felt, adding yet another new texture to the garden.  

 So much happy greenery!  It really wasn't so bad doing it all at once :-)

The canvas, stitchguide and threads are now available as a complete kit.  You can order here or give us a call at 410.296.0405


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Count is back!

Oh Em Gee!  He's just the cutest.  You can only imagine my squeal of delight when I opened the box and he was finished!!!!  Too Stinkin' cute!  That's all I have to say.

This is the Count by Tapestry Fair.  He was a club, a mystery, a long term affair. Now he is available as canvases with stitchguide.  You can stitch just his wings as I did or stitch his body too.  He really is too stinkin' cute and if you stay focused is a relatively quick stitch.  He has rings on the back of his wings so he can fly like Peter Pan.

I worked all kinds of fun and different techniques into the panels of his wings.  Not only did I use great threads and all sorts of stitches but there are embellishments galore and beads!!!  You know I love beads so there are crystals and shaped beads and bits of brick beading and peyote beading.  All kinds of coolness.

The edges of his wings are beautiful shibori ribbon.  Shibori ribbon is pre-pleated hand dyed silk ribbon.  YUMMY!

All in, it's a fun project.  If you would like to stitch the Count you can order the canvas with or without the body to stitch. He is much cuter with a stitched body but if you have my attention span.....

It's never too early to start stitching for Halloween :-)


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