Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Maybe Finish, A Start, and What is This?

Here is "Frosted Berries" designed by Nancy Williams. I think you can see why I might not be totally pleased with my berry placement. I was hurrying to get to the end so I could start dinner. My plan is not to move the berries, but to add to the piece. I think it mostly needs balancing on the upper left side. We'll see.


Ah. The beginnings of "Echoes of Elizabeth." I even bought the scissors that go with this piece. Colors look a little bit darker than what they are.


What it is? 






If you have the September issue of Needlepointers you might know.




I took some foamcore and made a canvas protector for Stars. Now it's all snug and I don't have to worry about accidentally pulling a thread or pushing in the canvas. The piece still fits in my bag along with book of instructions and all the threads. I don't see the need to do this for every piece I stitch, but for something that I know will be on stretcher bars for an extended period of time, this is a terrific idea. All it takes is foamcore, duct tape, a bit of glue, andmeasuring and cutting implements.



Opened up, you can see the well created with spacers to protect the side of the canvas with the stitching.

It took quite a bit of tape to do this. And less than an hour with interruptions. 

 

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Any excuse for another pair of scissors, right, Donna.

Love the protector for Stars. Since I don't get the magazine, I've no idea how to go about doing what you did. Can you share?

Sara Leigh said...

I thought about making the canvas protector too. Maybe when I have a bit more free time, though it would be great for Stars. Hmmm.

Elmsley Rose said...

That protector is a great idea!
I'd be interested in a how-to as well, if you can.