Let them eat Cake…Cupcakes that is!

Yesterday was National Cupcake Day! So what a purr~fect time to introduce the NeedleDeeva Cupcakes that I have been stitching. This will be my other class at TNNA Winter Market on Thursday afternoon January 31rst.

This was the start of the cupcake challenge. Don’t I sound just like the Food Channel? Well they are a challenge as I dig and search for the right stitches using just the best threads in the most delicious colors. Not repeating stitches too many times, introducing new threads as I work along…but then again not over doing it! Some of these threads make the cut, some do not and trust me I am buying more threads and beads at least every other day. Well there are a bakers dozen worth of these calorie free cupcakes!

This was the most popular one at the last market when they debuted. It is my favorite too! I selected to stitch this one first for that reason and proposed it to teach at the TNNA Winter market. Of course I needed a cupcake magnet to put me in the mood. Thank you to Meredith and NeedleBling for adding one to my canvas!

I really wanted to bead all of the letters. I started with the O first and then realized I need to add some contrast, some interest, some diversity and not everybody is as crazy about beading as I am!

As I studied the canvas, it came to me that the O actually sits behind the other letters. So beading was not the way to go as I didn’t want to bring it forward. You know prospective and all that stuff. So the O was worked in basketweave and then one letter was beaded and the other in French knots creating a multi needle experience.

I created a fun stitch for the “wrapper” or what is the sides combining different stitches to fit into what was painted.

I have more than one of these on stretcher bars at a time. They are sticthed in no particular order and I just work from one to other. Sometimes I just do the wrapper and then move to the next one. Sometimes I do a little reverse stitching as I did on one of these cupcake tops the other night. If I spent 3 hours and 37 minutes to restitch it…I think you can figure out how much precious time I wasted!

Sylvester and I were having a “push of war” yesterday. You have seen my thread boxes from time to time which helps to keep me a little organized. Actually this is a big project and has moved onto TWO of these boxes. It also helps me keep inquisitive noses and paws out of the threads. Well he kept pushing and stretching and pushing and I figured I better move it before he wins. 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?

4 thoughts on “Let them eat Cake…Cupcakes that is!

  1. I’m very familiar with the push-of-war! Loki likes to sleep on my desk, and he sees no reason why my style manuals should also be on the desk.

    That cupcake is making me hungry.

  2. Vicky,
    These cupcakes are so wonderful and your stitch and thread choice is great. I can hardly wait until they come out. Thank you for all your postings on your blog. You are one of the first things I read online each day. Have a safe trip to be with your family and a great holiday.

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