Thursday, May 1, 2014

My Newest Stitch Guide

Before winter recedes completely from our memory, I want to share my latest stitch guide with you: HEY YA! by Sandra Gilmore: 
A while ago, one of the stitchers at Fleur de Paris asked me if I would be interested in doing a stitch guide for this canvas, and when I saw how cute it was, I totally agreed to stitch it up...  This little canvas (only 8.25" x 9.25") was so fun, and the snowman so jolly that I just couldn't resist!

I used lots of the shiny, shimmery Ribbon Floss on this piece -- it's everywhere: the snowman, the hat, the face, the border... plus I used the soft merino wool Bella Lusso for his scarf and mittens; and I couldn't resist sneaking in some boucle thread for the small evergreen tree in his arm.  I used a "swirly sky" background pattern, and had lots of fun coming up with a fun (and easy) border treatment:

So, if you want to get an early start on NEXT WINTER'S projects, this might be a fun one to add to your stash!

If you are interested in getting only the HEY YA! stitch guide, please visit my website:  If you want to purchase the stitch guide along with the canvas, please contact your local stitchery store so they can order them both for you....