Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Stitching Games Fun!

It's been a while since I've updated all the fun canvases being stitched over on Stitcherie as part of our year-long project, the Stitching Games.  If you recall from my original post, we are stitching along on our canvases, interpreting a different "clue" each month.  Last month's clue was "Pearl" and I stitched the skirt of my canvas, Patty Paint's "Little Witch" in a pearl color silk.  (I am not nearly as creative with my clues as my fellow stitchers are, as you will soon see!)

The clue for April is "The Seven _____".   Barbara's aquatic themed canvas was perfect for this clue, she stitched the wave portions of her canvas as a reference to the Seven Seas:

Mary stitched her landscape area, referencing the Seven Hills of Rome, each in a different stitch pattern:

Susan went with a literal interpretation, stitching the seven dots on either side of her yummy cupcake:

Judy has her Asian Rider traveling through the "Forest of the Seven Bamboos" (I told you we had some folks who are really creative with their clue interpretations!) 

The Games continue to evolve each month, becoming ever more fun!  We have a monthly participation prize, and the winner's name is drawn by none other than Ruth Schmuff's UPS man, Sterling!  This is him, drawing the name of the March winner, Kelly Clark (yes, THE Kelly Clark!) How fun is that?? 

That's just a few of the highlights for this month, come on over to Stitcherie if you want to see the rest of our canvases.  I need to get to work on my own canvas, but I seem to always be the "last minute" person, stitching frantically on the last night of the month!  Still not sure what I'll stitch, as I'm a bit put out that my witch's skirt has eight black stripes and not seven-- drat!  It would be so easy, if not particularly creative, if that were the case! 
Thanks so much for looking, and until next time, Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finishing Up!

Thought you might like to see a couple photos of the fun finishing that Ruth Schmuff did for my Crazy Patch Boo-nanza series. The pumpkins, in addition to having little pumpkin feet, are also finished on an actual pumpkin form, so it's totally three dimensional and looks like a real pumpkin from the back!

All of the designs were embellished with gorgeous coordinating ribbons and trims:

As long as we are talking finishing, here is the latest Garden Party Heart finish:

This one was beautifully stitched by Jeannine Bartnicki.  She sent it to Carolyn at the Chaparral in Houston who selected all the fabulous ribbons and trims, all of which could not be more perfect for this design.  Ladies, you did GREAT!!  This is my favorite one so far!

That's is for today, I'll be back after the weekend to catch you up on the Stitching Games fun!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Last Pumpkin in the Patch!

Hi all!  Here it is, the last of the nine pieces in the Crazy Patch Boo-nanza series, which is shipping out to participating retailers right now.  This one is the "Pumpkin" Pumpkin:

Detail of one of aforementioned pumpkins, stitched in a variegated Very Velvet and dotted with pearls:

The stem is glitzy with sequins:

More velvet and sparkle for the stripes:

And fuzzy swirls over variegated silk for the outer edges:

Here's the details on signing up-- hope you will be joining us, and remember, any questions please do contact me here on the blog!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mad for Plaid Candy Corn

Last but not least, presenting the Mad for Plaid Candy corn, number six of six in the series:

Fun, tiny Jessica stitches dot the top:

The center panel features more sequins and a really fun beaded Herringbone stitch:

And the bottom section is another fun plaid pattern done in lots of different textured threads:

The club starts shipping this month, so I hope you have signed up already!  I'll be back later in the week with the very last design in the series, the Pumpkins-Pumpkin!