Monday, 17 June 2013

Michael Boren's "Frankie" WOW...............

Hi everyone,

Well winter has surely hit with a vengeance in South Australia. The days are still warm if you find a sunny patch but  the nights are just made for stitching in front of the fire with a hot drink and a furry pair of slippers.

During the past two weeks (eek that long) I have had the privilege to stitch a wonderful canvaswork piece by Michael Boren called "Frankie". Anne and I were very lucky to met Michael and Carole Lake at the ANG seminar in 2012 and while we were talking we asked if it would be possible to purchase Frankie which was still a teaching piece at that stage. Well, he kindly agreed and this is the end result.
Frankie, Michael Boren stitched in the original
colours Monet
The colours are more luscious in real life and it has a sparkle in the background. The good news is that the Shining Needle Society is now offering this piece as a cyberclass. Registrations have just been extended. So if this piece calls to you act now and don't miss out. You won't be sorry.

Little House Needleworks, Hometown Holiday Series
35 Count Natural linen, specified colours except the Red
Cardinals DMC321
Here is the continuation of my Christmas tree pieces, The Little House series stitch up really quickly and the Olde World colours on the natural are just right. I haven't made these up yet but I am thinking about using them in a wall quilt with some christmasy quilting fabric as the sashing. This will require a sewing machine so a friend will be called on to lend a hand to guide me through the mine field. Yes Anne, I mean you.

Happy stitching, and for more great stitching check out some more blogs from my bloglist. Margaret's (Margarets Blog) Hardanger tassel and one over one England piece, Kevin (Cabbages and Kings) interview about male stitchers and Liz's new Bargello design.

Bye for now, Carol


  1. Hi Carol, I've never been in to needlepoint but the colours of 'Frankie' are beautiful. I rather like those antique shades of lavender and green.

    1. Hi Margaret,
      With all the lovely techniques you stitch I can understand why some would be left out. Maybe be one day you may like to try needlepoint. But if not we will all drool over your interesting and special projects. Bye for now.

  2. You did a lovely job on Frankie, Carol! I have that sitting in my TBS (to be started) pile. I've been struggling not to get it going, as I have so many WIPs waiting in the wings.

    1. Hi Sara Leigh, Great to hear from you. Go on start it,its a really quick piece and will go on to your finished heap very quickly. Would love to hear what you are stitching now though. Bye for now.

  3. Oh wow, such a beautiful Franky finish! Love the colours!
    LHN finishes are adorable!


    1. Hi Tatyana,
      Thanks. I recently found out LHN and CCN are a mother and daughter team. How talented are they. Love your latest finishes. Happy stitching.

  4. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    Beautiful stitching and I love your needleroll in the previous post too.