Thursday, March 30, 2006

Mystery with a Little Bit of Glitz


This canvas piece was offered to our EGA chapter. I received a list of supplies in December of 1979 (ouch). Part I was handed out, everybody stitched the same thing. Part II (April 2000) offered 3 different choices for the corners & 3 choices for the area inbetween the corners. I was over my head. I knew zero about selecting watercolours & perle cotons & Kreinik spools. As I stitched parts, I'd change my mind about the color I selected & go out for something else. Eventually, I learned the stitches & got all but one color to work out. I had a nice peach color -- but it just didn't work out -- changed everything to green 727 & finally was satisfied with the overall color scheme.

Now, I'm determined to finish this thing for once & for all. The 60 pulled eyelets just about did me in. With the help of some pink tape & patience, I find there are TWO more pages of stitching diagrams -- then a big happy dance. Talk about keeping it in the closet too long ....

9 comments:

Dawn said...

This is stunning! I can't wait to see it finished. :)

Sew-in-Love said...

Oooh, love the speciality bits on this one!

I'll have something to post again later on this day, so do join us, won't you?=)

Elisabeth=)

Maria S. said...

This is wonderful! A canvas piece from the Needlepoint Guild got me using a computer. Hooray for stitching it brings wonderful people and things into our lives. You're in the home stretch now. I must add, I liked my design frim the guild so much that I've stitched it 6 times in different colours and am on the 7th. You'll get it done

Kali said...

it looks great! I love the colors you've used :)

Myrna said...

This is very cool! All the elements work great together...

Jenny said...

That is really coming out nicely! Keep at it - I bet you'll love the results. :)

KarenV said...

Wow!! This is stunning. I can't wait to see your HD :)

Von said...

This is an impressive piece!! Can't wait to see more of this design.

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness, 60 eyelets? I think I would lose my mind!

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