Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I've posted the Shelly Tribbey flower shopping lady in the past that I stitched, but wanted to show you Linda's. Same canvas, same stitches, same colors. Different finishing and an entirely different look. Pretty cool!

Today, I think Linda's (the pink and cream version) is my favorite. Tomorrow I may like my own.

I've said it before, finishing is the magic that turns your needlepoint into something really great.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

New, New, New — How Cool is this?

Last year as I was planning our second anniversary celebrations I asked Melissa Shirley what we could do that would be really special. She was to be one of our 3 featured trunkshows this month so what would it be?

Melissa agreed to premiere a special piece at our shop. How cool is that? We are to be the first shop ever to see this canvas.

Toward the beginning of the year we emailed and discussed what should it be. I don't know, I love all of Melissa's canvases. Each is prettier than the next. I did think it should be whimsical and fun. That's why we needlepoint, after all, to have fun. And I like girlie but not too girlie. So armed with less than no direction Melissa goes off to create.

A few weeks ago she sent me a photo and what fun it was. Friday we received the real thing. It's wonderful!

So now that it's here, I have to get busy selecting just the right stitches and threads to bring it to life. I think we need beads and ribbons. What should the background be?

Let's make it a class. Do you want to join me this fall as we create a mellow yellow blossom purse or pillow? You know where to find me.

Happy Stitching.

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