It’s In the Mail!

I had to reconstruct this post as the pictures decided to disappear…so not sure I have them in the same original order. But they’re there!

Believe it or not, I really do finish many a project! This was one of several from last year and also was a class at the Dallas Market last year.

A smaller version of the wildly popular Tibetian Prince by Amanda Lawford. This one is 5″ x 5″ and a very doable size. Wow this is making me think that I would love to do the larger sized canvas, one of these days! well I can dream, can’t I?

I totally forgot that when I got this canvas at The January Market, that it was destined to go into the magazine! What magazine you ask? well Needlepoint Now of course…is there any other needlepoint magazine?

It was a very enjoyable stitch with absolutely very little reverse stitching on a stitch painted canvas with silks and beads. Okay, what’s not to love?

well here it is! and the current March/April issue should be arriving in your mailboxes now…

Let me go back to getting this ready for the magazine and take you on my framing adventure!

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Off to the framers I went. I found this frame and mat right away that I thought was just absolutely perfect! So being that it was going in the magazine, why not text Elizabeth and see if she would give it the thumbs up?!

Oh no, no she says “the mat needs to be more taupey”…not sure if that’s a word?

Thank you to On The Wall Gallery in Santa Ana, CA who showed the upmost patience as the texts flew back and forth between Elizabeth and I …as we tried this or that and that or this.

On the Wall Gallery uses a computer program that extends the mat and the frame totally around your piece so you can really see what your finished piece looks like. These were the 3 combinations that we liked and were placed side by side. When I saw them together like this, I realized that Elizabeth was right and the taupe was the way to go!

So the magazine is in the mail and I have my framed piece back. Yes I get to keep this one! The only thing left to do is find just the purr~fect spot to hang it.

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Wow that was easy! as I found a little spot for it right away.

¬†Sylvester is chillin’ in one of his favorite spots.
and until next time…keep on stitching
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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?

8 thoughts on “It’s In the Mail!

  1. Nice to see Sylvester (not that it isn’t nice to see AlleyCat, but she’s been featured quite a bit recently). Tibetan Prince is a really sweet little piece.

  2. I’m swooning, Vicky! How does one go about purchasing this little jewel of a canvas?

    Thank you for always getting my day off to a happy start!


  3. I just love On the Wall for my framing, they are so nice and helpful. Especially love being able to see what it will look like and compare. Love your needlepoint canvas too, glad you found the perfect spot for him on the wall.


  4. I have to agree with Elizabeth. The green mat made me first look at the right side of the piece. The “taupey” mat draws my eye first to the figure and then outward thereafter.
    Great job on the needlepoint!

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