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.
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