Monday, February 23, 2009

A Little Needlepoint Progress

Just before Christmas, I saw a couple of Curtis Boehringer Santa needlepoint canvases. I was instantly hooked! I ordered several santas as well as some small ornaments. I haven't started on the big ones yet but here is one of the small ornaments. It's called Beach Santa and was such fun to stitch. Those are starfish on his head. I have a couple of others in the works and will show them as soon as they are done. It is so fun to be able to pick the stitches to fill the spaces in.

As usual, one good thing led to another and I reached into my stash and pulled out these The Princess and Me designs. These stitched up really fast and I love them, especially Rudolph. I've started designing some small canvases of my own and will show my progress on them soon.

This last canvas was stitched by my 11 year old son, Colton! He chose all the fibers and the stitches himself. Santa's beard and cuffs are stitched with two different fuzzy fibers and he used a red/gold metallic for the background. He is usually such a ball of energy that it was weird for me to see him sit still long enough to stitch, watching him work out the stitches was like watching a scientist working out an experiment. He's working on a long skinny santa ornament now and wants me to paint a dirt bike canvas for him to stitch next.
Until next time, happy stitching!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Two little finishes

I've been busy on the computer all week so not much to show, stitching wise. Today was a great day for me to catch up with friends both via the phone and internet. I get so busy that it is hard for me to keep in touch with everyone that I want to (and I know that I am not alone in this). The internet helps, I've started a facebook page and love chatting on that while I work in the studio.
These are Carriage House Samplings Designs, and are 2 1/2" by 1 3/4" in size. I plan to make them into little scissor fobs.
The kids have Seusical tonight so I'll get a little stitching time in while I wait in the Green Room. If all goes well, I'll have some new things to show on Monday.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Show Must Go On! Suessical that is...

Tonight is the first performance of our local playhouse's production of Suessical the Musical. I've spent much of the last week at the playhouse with DiDi and Colt, so no stitching to show. Although they do Nutcracker and the Spring Productions every year, this is their first"real" show. They are both so excited. Here is a picture of Di from Spring show a couple of years ago. I can't post the Suessical ones yet, but Colt is a Who Cadet and Di is in the Who Marching Band. It's such a cute show and they love being on stage with their friends.