A darling canvas by Little Bird Designs. Actually I saw this on the Pocket Full of Stitches Blog this morning! (dated Friday November 21) As I talked about a few days ago, Little Bird Designs is a new canvas designer and I wanted to introduce her to you.
My threads are in place and I just need to shop for some black beads for the eyes and a little white floss/silk from my stash. I love stitching in the season, you know working on this darling turkey during Thanksgiving week, a Christmas or Hanukkah piece next month…well I think that you get the idea.
Now these are the ideas that I have right now…but I could change my mind on a whim!
~Needlepoint Inc. Silk #482 Azure Range to basketweave the turquoise of his head. The black beads in size 14 or 15 will be for his eyes. Work a packed outline stitch with a few strands of white floss to give a rounder feel to the eyes.
~DMC Floss #676 is to work the beak in an expanding fern stitch. I am not sure if I would pad a bit underneath it or not. This is a small piece and I don’t want to overwhelm it.
~Needlepoint Inc. Silk # 457 Violet Range for the background. Again it’s a small area and dark, so I am not sure a pattern would develop here, nor would you see it…so it may be basketweave.
~Planet Eartth 6 Ply Silk #1033 Sudan and #1034 Sudan; Gloriana #186 Birch Brown and Kreinik #8 color #5001 for the bird. Now not sure what I am doing here at all, but it will come to me. I may try some beads too!
Ooh I almost forgot! Some red Bouclé to stitch the waddle. Just a long stitch, but use a bigger needle so that the thread goes through the canvas without a struggle.
I am thankful for my Saturday morning visits to The Cottage for breakfast and then some retail therapy in La Jolla!
Someone is being a silly girl!
and until next time…keep on stitching