Christmas and New Year came and went like greased lightening. Added to the fact the temperatures here are unbelievable. Bring on winter, please.............
Most of the stitching at this time is small things that I can hold in my hand and stitch while being pumelled by the gusts of cold air from the air conditioner. I found and fell in love with Country Cottage Needleworks, Santa's Village. The first installment of the 12 month series is "Santa's House". Now when I say small things I really mean small (2" x 2.5"). I decided I wanted them to be christmas tree ornaments when finished and this means to get the size I wanted they will have to be stitched over one thread on 35 count natural linen. Sheer madness as usual.
Here is Sants's House, nearly finished.
|Country Cottage Needleworks, Santa's House|
The other 2 small pieces that were finished came from my bits and pieces stashbox.
|Left: Jane Grenoff, Mini Band Sampler|
Right: Textile Heritage Collection, Lilac Time
Over the years I have met some wonderful people. Now I would like to introduce you to a very special person who has encouraged many stitchers to branch out and explore their potential.
Christine has been my "mentor" and a great role model over many years. Her linen designs are stunning and are oft times works of arts. January 2013 at the EGSA's Summer school I will be attending a class with Christine to stitch her "French Birdcage Workbox and Accessories". What can I say, Stunning............Take a peek at this and some of her other designs. Christine has 4 designs for sale at the moment with more on the way.
Christine P Bishop Just click on underlined name and enjoy.
Happy stitching, bye for now, Carol