Saturday, October 17, 2009

Merry Christmas -- Ho Ho Ho

Well, where to begin. At the beginning of course... Today was the first day of our Merry Christmas Mystery Class. I know, you think I am crazy having class today when we move the store tomorrow, but it was important, so we did it. (Many of you who have ordered this class to be shipped long distance will find your supplies arriving next week. There are still some canvases to ship as I am waiting for more to arrive.)

Raymond Crawford designed this canvas and it is charming. It's my mission to kick it up a notch. You know, add a little bling.

We started with the borders which I wanted to be a little more whimsical. All gold was just too traditional. They are now tiny red and gold checks. We also tackled 2 tiny squares. In my mind, the small squares should be little jewels as in a quilt, while allowing the iconic squares to steal the show.

Another challenge with this canvas is that it isn't stitch painted. There's nothing wrong with that, it just means that your little squares vs my little squares may be different sizes. I have to take that into account and not do my typical OCD planning. That's hard for me :-)

Hope you like what you see.

On to the move. Here we go. We're all packed and the movers come tomorrow. We can do it! It's going to be great! Pictures soon. I promise.


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Good luck with the move! The class piece looks like it is going to be a fun one. I am impressed that you held your class with all this chaos but I know the students appreciated it.

Way to go, Ruth!

Front Range Stitcher said...

Ruth you are an inspiration! To agree to go forth with your class the day before a major move shows amazing spirit and vitality. Congratulations! The Raymond Crawford canvas is beautiful and with your special knack for blinging things up a notch it will be fabulous. Wishing you a smooooth moooove and looking forward to seeing photos. Madonna

Kelly said...

Got my mystery package in the mail yesterday. WOOHOO. Haven't had a chance to open it but am positive that it will be glorious. Hope the move went well. Can't wait to see the new shop.

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