Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wanted: One Shorebirds Panda

A friend of a friend is trying to find Katie Molineaux's panda canvas (shown above).  If you have it in your stash or in your shop and are willing to sell it, would you please email me at chillyhollow at hotmail dot com?  I'll put you in touch with the person who is lusting after this lovely design.  Thanks!

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The D.C. Subway Map is Finished

The Ruth Schmuff Metro Map is Done!
Tuesday I got a wonderful surprise in my email In Box--a photo of Barbara's finished D.C. subway map!  You may remember that Barbara was my first volunteer with a problem canvas she was willing to blog stitch here.  I asked Barbara for her final thoughts on stitching this design and here is what she said:

"I really want to thank Jane for her help with this canvas. While I have been doing one type of stitching or another since I was 11, I am a relative new comer to painted canvas. I look at them and have no idea what to do. Thanks to reading Jane's, and other, blogs for several years I have made a few feeble attempts on some small canvases but this is the largest one I have attempted without a stitch guide. I must admit with Jane's help I really enjoyed the experience. I have a large stash of threads and got to try out several of them. Some I did not end up using (although it was fun to try them out) but others I did. I especially liked J Walsh Silk Perle and will try and find places to use it again.

I am very pleased with how the piece came out, especially the Capital and the Washington Monument (both of which were Jane's suggestions). Beading the Capital was more difficult than I thought it would be - getting all those beads to fit, and doing black on black was very hard to see, but I am very pleased with the result. While those are my favorite parts I am pleased with the whole thing and really want to give another of the canvases in my pile a go. Jane - thank you again for a wonderful learning experience."

Barbara, everyone here is thrilled to see how your subway map turned out and appreciated greatly the opportunity to discuss this canvas and various approaches to stitching it.  Those who would like to re-read the articles about Barbara's canvas can put "metro map" in the search box in the upper left corner.

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