Friday, August 10, 2012

Another foray into needlepoint....


Yes, I have gone and jumped into the deep end of the pool! ! I saw this gorgeous needlepoint canvas by  Patt and Lee Designs and thought I really had want to try that. So, I ordered the canvas and it has taken about 6 weeks to come to me because it had to be painted. I absolutely love these colors. I would love to start it but since I have no idea what to do, I will have to wait until I can get a friend to help. That friend is Sherri, who is the queen of all things crafty.  She can do it all and she has agreed to help me learn how to do this. Please pray for Sherri's patience as I am sure I will sorely try it! I have tried counted canvas twice before and suffice to say it didn't work out for me. Hopefully, this won't be an expensive endeavor in futility!

Now, cross stitch is my true love, so trust me when I say that is not going to stop. Though I am a little frustrated today because I am working on Sarah's House by Blackbird Designs and that border and I are at odds. It's not meeting like it should and whose fault would that be! LOL  Stitching unhappiness is when your borders don't meet up like they should!

Been getting the kids ready for school again, and running to doctor's appointments, plus working like crazy.  So that is why I have been quiet,  I don't have any projects close to being finished-so you will probably
being seeing lots of wip photo's for the time being!  It also doesn't help, that I am jumping between several projects, but hey! they eventually get finished right?

Thanks for the comments on my mom and her piece she stitched for me! I appreciate them and so does she. My mom is pretty special, but I guess everyone's is special too! LOL

Blessings my friends!
xoxo


14 comments:

April said...

Love the new project Sharon!! I just love all those bright colors! I hope to see pictures in progress on it!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Needlepoint is actually very easy. Kinda like making the first half of a cross stitch! I have some bright tropical fish just begging to be needlepointed.

Stitch Wizard said...

Sharon your painted canvas is just beatiful! I have thought about learning to do more at needlepoint but the canvases are so expensive. Still it would be fun to take a class I think. I have Sarah's house too and want to do some of the gorgeous things in there. I have been stitching on Charlotte Clayton reproduction sampler and then I had to start an oldie but a goodie of Jeanette Douglas My Stitching Treasures. Now I need to be more motivated to stitch. Summer is a busy time it seems.

Claire said...

Love the bright colours.

Lillie said...

That is going to be one fabulous piece, looking forward to your WIP.

Bette said...

You have just crossed over to the dark side. LOL! Needlepoint can be very addicting. Just ask me how many canvases I have stashed. Yours is beautiful, very colorful. Have fun with it.

Minnie said...

That is a gorgeous canvas I wish it was a cross stitch chart, I would buy it in a heartbeat. The threads you have with it are beautiful. Needlepoint is not as hard as you think you are going to love it. Make sure you share lots of progress photos.

Scattered Threads said...

Love the canvas Sharon. Very pretty and I know it will be twice more beautiful when your are done.
Girlfriend, I hear ya on Sarah's House. I'm aggravated when my borders don't match. Hope you'll get it worked out sooner than later.
Jackie

snowprincipessa said...

Beautiful! That will be a stunning piece when you are done with it. :)

- Outi

Karoline said...

Gorgeous new project, love the colours

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Pilar said...

Lindos trabajos y colores !!
Un abrazo
Pilar

Catherine said...

Love the vibrancy of those colors! Looking forward to seeing this one come to life!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous colors Sharon and what a beautiful pattern. What a joy this will be to stitch.