Thursday, October 21, 2010

Luna's Moon

I have been struggling with stitching the moon for two days now.  I think I'm finally on the right track.  It's been hard because the moon is one of the few touches of color in the design.  I want it to stand out but not be too prominent.  Luna is the main thing in the design so the moon stitches must not detract from her.

If you've ever watched Bridezillas on U.S. television and heard the bride complain that her bridesmaids look better than she does, then you will know what I've been dealing with here.  That Luna is very demanding!

Jane, refereeing between Luna and the Moon in CH

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Although it is a pretty fall day in Chilly Hollow, I am feeling sad.  I just heard last night that Stitches By the Bay in Monterey is closing.  They've sent a note to their regular customers that starting yesterday, all their in-store merchandise is 40% off.  Anything already on sale is marked down to 75% off.  They will close for good November 20th.  If you live in the area, please head over and tell them how much you appreciated their services and how much you will miss the shop.

I also heard that the great Texas stitcher Virginia Maxwell is dead.  She is from the first great wave of needlepointers of the 20th Century and was very influential in the 1970s.  We owe Mrs. Maxwell and stitchers like her a great debt.  We would not have the great choices of tools and designs we do today without their popularizing needlepoint.  It is very sad to have a shop and a needlepointer die in the same week, isn't it?

Rest in Peace.

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