Monday, December 14, 2009

Show & Tell Time!

Last week I got the nicest card from Anne Ward in Leicester, England. She wrote to tell me that although she's been a cross stitcher all her life, she's recently started doing counted canvaswork and is having a wonderful time working on canvas.

She kindly sent me a packet of photos showing some of her finished pieces, and I thought I'd share them with you.

Along with stitching several floral collages in my SECRET GARDEN COLLECTION, Anne has enjoyed stitching up the "freebie" charts I've posted on my website. Here are some of her pieces...

This is the small WILD GEESE design that Anne has stitched with Watercolours "Mediterranean". I love those blues, don't you? And I especially like the way she turned the acorns in each corner, too:

Anne has also stitched my series of freebie seasonal abstract designs (I love her wintry blue version of Winter Winds at the top of this post), picking out her own colors, and sometimes finishing them as padded box tops, like this Autumn Haze design (stitched in Caron silk Waterlilies, Sheharazade):

And here's another box top Anne stitched with silks, adapting part of the Autumn Haze design to fit on top of a beautiful oblong wooden box:

And here's a bit of blackwork disguised in a Springtime Square, that Anne has stitched with Anchor pearl cottons:

In her card, Anne says, "My husband says I'm addicted to your designs and Caron threads. True!" Well, Anne, tell your husband that there are a LOT of us stitchers addicted to threads and stitching and personally, I think it's really a wonderful addiction to have!

Thank you, Anne, for taking the time to share your pieces with me and all my blog readers. Your work is truly inspiring.... Happy Stitching, Everyone!


Edy said...

Wow...Busy lady with wonderful color sense and style.

Diane said...

Wow! They are all gorgeous, but I am totally in love with the snowflake on the top! Her work is wonderful and shows off your designs so nicely!

Coni said...

Oh my gosh! Each one is more lovely than the next! Woo Hoo! You are an international soopa staa!

Front Range Stitcher said...

Wonderful collection, thanks for sharing it with us. I love the snowflake, but all are impressive.