The day after I finished my heron (don't worry - photo at bottom of post!), I started this canvas. These were my original colors the idea behind them to make a pillow for my bedroom.
But as you can see, this canvas cried out for red!
First - a huge thank you to my friend who is downsizing. This is a handpainted canvas by Erin Cross. I had five spools of this Kreinik red for another project whose colors got changed. Thus, the lettering. The border is now a combination of Very Velvet Petit, Needle Necessities, and DMC perle #3. I might add sparkle to the border. Just waiting for more progress before committing. The background will be white perle cotton.
I was joking that I should make a back for this pillow that says "Not Tonight!"
I don't know if it was the Valentine's Day influence or something else. But this pillow just didn't want to be blue. It wanted to be red.
My Great Blue Heron. I have finished one of my UFOs! That feels great!
Lastly. This was featured in my blog back in 2005 when I thought I had finished it. There is a huge mistake. That my son pointed out to me after framing. I have finally removed it from the frame in order to fix my mistake. And then will contemplate how to reframe it with my DH's medals.
Identify the mistake in the Peace Eagle. Just leave a comment and I will be sending someone a fabulous little giveaway!