I recently received an email from a stitcher who is working on a very old pattern of mine called MYTHICAL CREATURES. It contains a set of two patterns -- one of a griffon and one of a pegasus. Here they are together:
I remember at the time I was designing these patterns that I wanted to create something that would be totally different, yet elegant enough to hang up in a bathroom or a den or office. Here's what the griffon looks like up-close in his rather Romanesque medallion:
The stitcher who emailed me (Lynn) also said her grandchildren were having fun stitching just the animals for themselves, like this:
Isn't that a great idea?
She also asked if I had created any other "mythical creatures." Well, I went digging through my archive of old patterns and found the companion piece I created after MYTHICAL CREATURES. And - guess what it's called? SEA CREATURES! Here are the pair of them - a watery sea horse and a friendly mermaid:
I designed this pair in terra cottas and turquoises, for an antiquey, mediterranean look, and used an old greek key pattern around the edges, and also added a few bullion knot seashells in the corners. Here's what the sea horse looks like up-close (and yes, the actual model is aqua/turquoise - not the blue shown in the cover photo above):
Anyway, I was glad that Lynn contacted me about these old designs, because it prompted me to go looking for them and made me remember how much I enjoyed stitching them. (So, I'm off to find the models now...I think I may have to find a place to hang them in my new house - Woo Hoo!)
P.S.: If you're interested in these designs, drop me a e-line and I'll be happy to print them up and sell them to interested stitchers!