The Embellishment Squad!

Since curiousity got the best of you, many have asked what the initial piece is on my canvas…well all of us in class were given one, even The Embellishment Squad! Tony with his signature mustache, Meredith with her bumble bee and Suzanne has a little meow on hers for her kitty!

They are indeed needle minders! We were asked sometime after we signed up what our 2 favorite colors were and they reviewed with us our monogram. And lookie what the stitching elves came up with!

Janet explained to me that it was quite the adventure when it came to finishing and much experiemtation was needed. Just the correct weight of cardstock, not too heavy nor not too thin and the purr~fect weight of magent was also important. A great big thank you to Janet and Jeanene for stitching all of these to create this very special remembrance of such a special time at In Stitches.

My threads and stitch suggestions, along with stitches from Stitches to Go and new stitches that were created just for our specific canvas would be used to create new masterpieces!

That’s a whole bunch of canavses!

Introductions are being made along with the lay of the land and what we could look forward to over the next few days!

It was an amazing 4 days of stitching! and you are wondering if I have been stitching on this piece since I’ve been home? As much as I would love, love, love to be I must admit that no I haven’t been since I have stitching deadlines and even more stitching deadlines for the magazine and other projects that need my attention.

We were able to work out every area on my canvas and my hopes will be to eventually finish this! But if that never happens, so be it… as many of my class pieces that I start, stay that way as to me it is the zen of being in class, being with all the stitchers and teachers, making new friends, creating stronger friendships and learning that is my ultimate goal.

This is what has all my attention! I often take pictures of my stitching to see if I like it and if the stitch is working. I wasn’t sure if I liked this small swirl stitch originally for the sky, until I took it down to a single strand of Soie d’Alger and then it worked.¬†Actually I am almost finished with this piece which will be in a summer issue of Needlepoint Now. Once the issue is in the mail I will tell you all about it!

Today is Saturday…well of course you know that, so soon I will be headed to The Cottage for breakfast and a little retail therapy. Then home to work!

and until next time…AlleyCat says to 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?

6 thoughts on “The Embellishment Squad!

  1. Mystery solved! What a nice remembrance of class, besides the photos and learning done with the piece. Even though I’d be worrying about finishing the canvas from a class, I think you have a healthy attitude about taking classes. Have a great Saturday. BTW, you mention The Cottage so often, what is your favorite order there?

  2. Vicky – Linda here from the Embellishment Squad class. Just a note to let you know that before you do anymore stitching on your Zecca canvas, please stitch the entire background first! You don’t want to have to count through all those designs on your canvas to complete that background. I am about 2/3 finished with my project! Happy Stitching, Linda

    • ooh thanks Linda! Please send a picture when you’re done. I would love to see as I am sure that Karen of Zecca would too. It was great stitching with you!

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