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.

Another Great Weekend

This post is a little late but sometimes life just throws you some curves. More about that later.

Brenda Hart teacher extraordinaire was here for 3.5 wonderful days of classes last weekend. We stitched, we brainstormed, we laughed and we stitched some more.

Everyone had a different canvas and Brenda had great suggestions for each of us. There was a Brenda Stofft witch, a Tapestry Tent stocking, a Laurel Burch mermaid, Leigh's horse Blaze, a Leigh cat. Each canvas more beautiful and fun than the next.

I can't wait to show you some of the canvases as they are finished.

Each teacher has his or her own style. That's the fun of this. There are no right or wrong answers. I do love taking classes and I love bringing them to you.

Brenda will be back next Spring and maybe before. Maybe you can join us.
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