Gobble! Gobbles!

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


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Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

4 thoughts on “Gobble! Gobbles!

  1. Anxious to see how the boulle stitches up for the wattle, since I’m currently stuck on the comb and wattle of my rooster. Love being entertained, and educated, by your blog posts! Silly cat indeed…mine is trying to get my attention for breakfast seconds.

    • how big is your rooster? I used Bouclé once before, but again on a small turkey and it did the trick. A comb? again it depends…I am working on an Annie Lane Red Rooster with French Knots on a stalk for the comb with one of my students and looks great. I have seen Tony Minieri teach some amazing Bruxelle (spelling?) needlelace on a big rooster that was amazing! I have no idea how to do it…but maybe Google can help out!

      • I had to take Mr. Rooster out of his storage bag to measure him. Mr. Rooster is about 12″ tall and almost as wide. His wattle is only an inch long and not very wide at all. I think the Boucle will work, and I’ll look into the other ideas you’ve offered. Now that I have some direction to go research suitable stitches, I’m anxious to work on him again. He’s been put away for some time, but I noticed that I already finished all the background so it will just be fun stuff working on his magnificent feathers. Thanks, Vicky!!!

        • The Divine Miss M…Meredith Willett posted on Facebook a “turkey recipe” for Thanksgiving where she suggested stitches for all parts of the bird. She too suggested bouclé! I have better luck when I use a larger needle say a #20 to stitch with it. It will be wonderful!

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