Finished! one of the best words in the dictionary…and am sure glad that I did NOT vacuum before I worked on that swag. Wow, wow, wow what a challenge that was!
and oh by the way I should mention that this is my 2nd class that I am teaching at the Summer market! and ooh by the way this really has been finished for awhile now and all the threads are here. I am just waiting for the needles from Colonial Needle and a Delica bead to arrive in my mailbox. Come join us if you are attending the TNNA market in Indy in 2 weeks!
I envision these picture perfect ideas in my mind, but then when I get to it…well it doesn’t look so picure perfect at all. So I try this, then I try that and then I start digging through threads and beads in the house and then I try this. I started out with River Silk and then went to Neon Rays, but the shine made it too predominate…so out it came again and I went back to the River Silks. There was also a purple at hand, but it wasn’t the correct shade of purple, so I will need to made sure that it gets back to Jean at River Silks. I never ever want to take for granted the generousity of the thread donors.
So soon I will be starting on the 2nd car of the train…and actually I started on the middle car last night. Is there a specific name for that car? I know the last one is the caboose and boy that one will be fun! I like to put all the canvases of the grouping on bars as I will travel from one canvas to another.
For example when I finished the background on the stack of pumpkins, I picked up the light pole and then completed that background too. And that is why I am not an advocate of doing background first! As I worked on the bat and the bow, I wish that I had that canvas thread empty from the background…oh well and I wasn’t doing any reverse stitching.
and as I look at this picture, it looks like I might need one more Delica bead in the botton right of the pumpkin. I added the pumpkin stems and leaves after it was all finished and looked at all this orange. It just needed a little something!
Up next will be finishing up my stitch guides and checking my threads to what I ordered. I want everything to be just purr~fect!
As I sat down in my photography studio…which is what I call this section of floor between the 2 windows that meet as in a mitered corner, it seems that I was going to have an audience. This little birdie and I, we just had a stare down contest for the longest time. Well until you know who showed up!
which is where you see AlleyCat lounging. My oh my you need a manicure!
and until next time…keep on stitching