I’ve Really Been Stitching!

Is it the baseball that puts me in my zen? Or am I just trying to make up for lost time? Seriously for about a 2 month span, I barely picked up a needle!

I am really enjoying working on this canvas by Thorn Alexander! Stitches by Susan Portra and so far I’ve been following her suggestions, with no changes. I am sure you’re wondering why those black lines are drawn in on the green? Or maybe not!? We’re extending the heavier gold border all around. I’m having an issue with 1 of the stitches not working, but Susan will be in the shop next weekend, so I’m sure we’ll figure it out!

Do you remember my New Years resolution? Well I completed it by 50%! I finished 1 of the ornaments when I threw down the gauntlet saying for every new canvas started, I would finish something!

This was not part of my challenge, but does this count? This is a Charley Harper canvas and was a class taught by Meredith Willett at the winter TNNA in Las Vegas. Working on that nest was really a step out of the comfort zone… stitch it so it looks messy?! Seriously? I need to add the worm and the eyes which the latter is done with a 12ss Swarovski crystal. Meredith told us that a 12ss covers 4 canvas threads on 18 mesh canvas.

This was last night before AlleyCat hunkered down on my lap for her catnap. Time for me to settle in for a long day of stitching and baseball!


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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?

4 thoughts on “I’ve Really Been Stitching!

  1. Vicky, I love this cardinal ornament! Cardinals are my favorite birds, so colorful. That nest is awesome! Looks like you used some straw silk plus other threads? Yankees and Red Sox are slugging it out for a few days here at Fenway even though it is so cold here. Enjoy your stitching.

    • Yes and yesterday the Red Sox kicked some Yankee butt and today they’re returning the favor! I hear they’re going to play in London next year… it is just Straw Silk in the nest.

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