Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hardanger Sample

I have just finished a little hardanger sample which is a Judy Dixon Design, this was a nice quick and easy little project which did not take long to do.

I have also finished the stitching part of my Peacock Stitching Chair but have not assembled it yet so you will have to wait before I can post a picture of it completed

Friday, March 13, 2009

Hibiscus and the Butterfly now Framed

I stitched the Hibiscus and the Butterfly as a birthday gift for Pierrette and she has today sent me a photo of the piece framed.

I think that the choice of this frame and to go without a mat or as we call them here in the UK a mount was a touch of inspiration that has really worked, I hope that you all agree with me this has really made this project really sing to the world.

Loretta Spears Designs

I have been sorting out my stash and have found some Loretta Spears designs that I purchased years ago and am debating about starting a new one soon. These are a couple I have found and need to dig deep into the treasure chest to find the others. My very dear friend Pierrette has just started one of Loretta Spears Mystery projects and you can see how she is progressing here
on her blog.

Pierrette taught me how to needlepoint via the internet and my very first project in needlepoint was Loretta Spears Bargello Symphony which we both stitched together and I then went onto complete all on my own Loretta Spears Bargello Fantasy, her designs are a delight to stitch and the world of needlepoint lost a great designer when she became ill and her family would not let any of her designs be reprinted and no new designs were ever available.