Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Beatles are Coming! The Beatles are Coming!

Well, not The Beatles, but my beetles.  My Melissa Shirley Beetle Purse is back from the finishers.  I love it.  I started this canvas in an embellishment class with Brenda Hart a year or so ago and finally finished it.

My favorite part of the stitching is the background.  It's a woven open stitch done in metallic. It goes fast and is easy to compensate.  What more could we want.  With that plus I could focus on the details in the wonderful beetles.

The leather is the perfect shade of olive green.  The size is perfect.  Who knows, I may even carry this one.  Funny thing is, I irrationally hate bugs.  I had to have this purse, go figure.



I did document all the threads and stitches.  A complete stitch guide is available should anyone else want their own Beetle Purse.

Wishing you a happy Sunday.

9 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Look! Silk Ribbon bugs! How cute.

I hope you sent a photo to Melissa Shirley. Meanwhile, want to borrow my bug spray? LOL

Seriously, this is a killer purse. Carry it in good health.

Front Range Stitcher said...

Wonderful! You sure have a way of making a silk purse out of a bug's antenna! Or something like that. Ruth this is so grand, and the finishing is perfect. I don't suppose you'd like to trade it for one of my vintage Isabella Fiori's? I didn't think so. Hope you're out and about today carrying your new purse!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous piece. I am sorely tempted to order it, but have another I have to finish first!

Ruth Schmuff said...

Isabella Fiore purses! Oh yes, I do love those too. Glad you like the bugs. thanks, ruth

jolieblonde said...

Hi I am interested in your stitches.

April Smith said...

How can I get this pattern?!

Ruth Schmuff said...

You can order the painted canvas, instructions and threads for the Melissa Shirley beetle purse through our shop. Here's the weblink.
https://www.bedeckedandbeadazzled.com/b2735/

Daniella said...

This is AMAZING. J'adore!

www.GirlMeetsBug.com

K Prior said...

Beetlepoint!

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