I know, I know... it's been a while since I've done some regular blogging. But I've been very busy dividing my time & energy between designing and stitching several types of projects, and by the end of the day it's hard to focus enough to string words together... I'm hoping to get back in the bloggin' groove this new year, so here's to the start of another fantastic stitching season!
Wanna see what I'm working on for the New Year?
Here's a counted canvaswork piece that's almost finished. I'm waiting for icy blue beads to arrive, before I can finish the model and release the pattern (with beads included). I'm calling this one NORTHERN LIGHTS, because it's got lots of blue and aqua shimmers in it:
The patterns and stitches are actually very easy, but mixing and matching different threads makes it look more complex than it is....Very Very Fun!! Psst: it's actually a companion piece to one of my favorite designs, JEWEL BOX, which was done in greens and pinks:
The other project on my stretcher bars is THE SENTINEL, another gorgeous painted canvas by Sandra Gilmore. The owner of FLEUR DE PARIS (distributor of Sandra Gilmore canvases) asked me if I'd like to do a stitch guide for this fellow, and of course I said YES! I've got him hanging on my office wall, and his unblinking stare continually reminds me that ahem, I've got to get back to work on him:
So far, I've figured out a border; started working on the birch trees; and now I need to get started on the wolf's coat. I've got a pile of soft Bella Lusso wools for the wolf, and plan to do him in overlapping long stitches. Wish me luck on that!
Hope your New Year is off to a great stitching start, too....