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.