Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gregory Peck Beaded

Gregory Peck Block Finished Except for Border Sashing
Last night I finished the corners on my current Stars block and added two violet beads to each corner of the central star.  I thought black beads would work but since I have copper, terracotta and violet beads also, I tried all four colors.  I'm glad I did.  The violet beads were the hands down winners when it came to enhancing Gregory Peck!  (And covering the unsightly holes of the bare canvas that show because the threads I used were slightly thinner than Tony's.)

The last step before I put Stars away again is to complete the sashing around this square.  I hope to do that tonight.

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The New, The Old and The Fabulous

This morning's eye candy includes ten pages of new painted canvases from Julia's Needleworks (fans of Peter Ashe, Marcy and others will find plenty to enjoy here),

a trip to Art by Dede to see dede Odgen's fabulous designs,

a side trip to Canvases Be Gone to see older dede pieces for sale at a very good price,

and a visit to Zoshide which bills itself as "Zoshide, A Connoisseur's Needlework."  This is a place to view and purchase unique finished needlepoint, pieces that have been stitched but not made up, and a few special edition unstitched canvases.

The above photo is called "My Toys."  This is a painted canvas by Marcy/Julia's Needleworks.  I thought it was charming.

I hope you enjoy the beautiful pieces, new and old, available for us needlepoint connoisseurs.

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