I Interrupt the Regularly Scheduled…

I am sure that you are thinking alright already lets finish the trip to Japan! Well we have just a few days left and I need to transfer the pictures to my laptop, so why don’t we talk about some needlepoint? It’s been a while.

Miyajima5

Now you remember a few days back when we ferried over to Miyajima to get up close with the Torii Gate?

Tori Canvas

Well I called Peter Ashe and asked him if he would paint for me (well I knew it was in his line!) his Torii Gate. And yes Mary Alice your canvas is on the way shortly! What a wonderful remembrance for me of my first but NOT my last trip to Japan. I have submitted it to Tony Minieri for one of his fabulous threads and stitch guides for when he teaches at our shop in November.

TokyoCanvas

And then you need something for your Christmas Tree, right? Well Kathy Schenkel added this to her line when I asked if you had anything Tokyo/Japan. When Pat, my BFF traveling buddy was in the shop a few weeks ago, we picked out beads for the Tokyo Tower and a nice silk for the sky…the rest we can work out of our stash!

FujiCanvas

Now AlleyCat, when were you in Japan? a great black cat posing in front of Mt. Fuji! Now this is a retired canvas as this designer is no longer around and some dear person contacted me and asked me if I wanted to buy this canvas from her? Of course! So now I need to get busy stitching…but I am trying to finish up a few shop models first and by then it will be ANG seminar and the Dallas market. So it might be awhile!

and for now I will say…sayonara

 

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About Vicky

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?

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