What a great stitching day! Beautiful blue skies, a purr~fect stitch that Meredith gave me at The Blue Bonnet Studio Time Needle Arts Retreat, spring training baseball on the air and then the Oscars! I though what could be better than that? Well I must admit that I was VERY disappointed with the Oscars and sooner or later I did have to switch the channel…plus by that time I was not in a good zen of stitching, so everything needed to be changed!
I have learned this week that bluebonnet is the Texas state flower and is spelled all in 1 word. But for this stitching getaway that is named after this gorgeous bloom, it is spelled with 2 words. Now why when I lived in Texas a few times and many years ago, that I never noticed the bluebonnets? Maybe I was too young to stop and smell the flowers. Thanks to those that took the time to tell me yesterday that the tree in question on the blog was a Texas Mountian Laurel. Thank you!
This was the spring training facilities in Arizona last week that maybe turned into winter traning instead? Well the snow is gone, the sun is out and the crack of the bat is music to my ears!
It’s finished! The basckground stitch really did go quickly and was quite enjoyable! I love the way it came out…now do I want to have this put on a bag? or do I just want to get it framed? I could start a little area on my walls of Keep Calm canvases now that I have this one and my Keep Calm and Love Cats.
Then wait to you see the next Keep Calm and Love _____ canvas that I have started. You won’t believe it! I can tell you that it has a red background and…well just stay tuned. I am working on this for a model for Unique New Zealand for the Dallas Market.
I also need to get busy for NeedleDeeva and work my class piece for Destination Dallas Market. It is one of her new 3~D birds that will be seen in the next Needlepoint Now. A stitch guide for Raymond and new magazine work has come across my desk. So no more stitching time for me, myself and I. But when I do have a little time again this is what I will be working on again…
This has been in my stash for awhile and have had a million ideas, but never started it. So I am beading the letters with these perfect brown beads and of course using my Bead Buddie from the ELizabeth Turner Collection. Meredith and I sorted through the many colors of bead that I had added to my stash for this.
The Bead Buddie has a magnet on either side that attaches to your canvas and holds it to your canvas. It is lined with a sticky paper, not too sticky now, but just right…and that paper keeps the beads from rolling away. When you are finished, just close the lid and the beads stay in place. I am also beading the lotus flower in a combination of beading stitches and the rest, oh well we shall see!
AlleyCat is working on her suntan! Now how they can search out the smallest area of sunshine is beyond me. and until next time…keep on stitching
Love, Love, Love what you’re doing with the Keep Calm designs! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!
Thank Sharon! I do love the way this came out…
maybe she should furrdye that part of her body in shades of grey. She looks great on her
Too funny Palma!
i follow a few boards on Pinterest and I had to repin one that said the following: I am Greek and I cannot remain calm. Don’tcha love it? Cheers, Sharon (again)
Too cute! I have seen one like that but I am from NY (which I am) and cannot remain calm!
was in NYC yesterday. Nobody is calm there. Amazing city
Yes it is! did you go needlepoint shopping?
What company are the “Keep Calm” canvases from. I have loved the ones you’ve done.
They are from Unique New Zealand. I am sure that your favorite needlepoint shop could order them for you…but these came from Peacock Alley in Michigan. Happy Sticthing!
Amaing how cats can sit on a sliver of wood!
Isn’t it amazing?
Really like the look of this Keep Calm background; what thread did you use? Hoping it’s not slippery rayon!
No rayon touches these hands! It is Planet Earth 6 strand silk… thanks Stephanie!