Sunday, September 20, 2009


The zinnias are just amazing. The moment I saw this canvas I knew how I wanted to stitch the zinnias. I had to do my background first and a few other flowers but now the zinnias are in bloom!!!! Six colors of River Silks 7mm ribbon and a handful of swarovski crystals and we have the most beautiful flowers. They are quick to stitch so no complaints there.

The butterfly was another challenge. It had to look light and airy but yet sit in front of the zinnias. Thanks to the magic of Basketweave Twill, one of my favorite stitches, and beads I was able to make that happen.

One more flower and one more butterfly and this gorgeous canvas will be complete. Hmmmm, how shall we stitch them? More beads? More ribbons? Must go play.


Denise & Linda said...

This is SO CUTE! I am so jealous of my stitching sister, for fitting this into her lineup! Great job, Ruth!

Ruth Schmuff said...

You could always join her. Maybe it's on your list for 2010.

Can you believe it? 2010?

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Let's not talk about 2010, ok? I don't like time flying like this!

The zinnias look great and the butterfly isn't overwhelmed by them. I was afraid it would be. Nice job, Ruth.

Denise & Linda said...

The zinnias are just beautiful. You did an absolutely fantastic job on the piece. I will be picking it up again tonight to work on. Hope to catch up before the next class.

Pat Riesenburger said...

The ribbon work is gorgeous!

Colorado Stitcher said...

I absoluteley LOVE your zinnias!

Marcy said...

This is so pretty.
What is basketweave twill stitch?


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