Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Here Comes Donna

Here comes Donna with a big a$$ project... 

At the end of April I took a canvas embellishment class with Beth Robertson and Suzanne Howren and in June we meet again. 

I found this canvas on my travels in Florida at Needlepoint in Paradise. It's a wonderful full service needlepoint shop in Naples if you ever happen to get down that way. I saw it hanging up high on the wall and I just couldn't resist it. It's a Melissa Shirley design piece by the artist Linda Carter Holman. 

I've got one strawberry finished except for the beads which obviously get put on last. Also started my branches with the new Silk Straw thread. I've got one lily finished except for the middle, but I'm stitching the stuff around the lillies before doing their centers. There's a lot going on on this canvas. Birds, butterflies, bunnies, flowers, strawberries, tablecloth(or is that the table?), and that vase! Lots of discussion on the vase. 

I've got a long way to go, but it makes me smile every time I look at it. When I was young I had a dutch bunny named Sneakers. She was a happy, lively little thing. I guess that's why I like this so much. 

In other stitchy news:
Lots of projects going on. A couple of gift type things so I can't post about them. 


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Looks like a whole lotta fun's going on! Enjoy every stitch.

Ellice said...

Told you this would be a liberating, stitch outside the box class. What fun - just a happy canvas. Can't wait to see it! EK

Dresdens said...

Love, love, love the canvas!

Dani - tkdchick said...

that's too pretty to stitch on!