I am so sorry I did not get to share a stitch with you last week. I took the weekend off and took a class from Tanya Berlin at the Bluebonnet Retreat. I have wanted to get more familiar with goldwork and took a wonderful Lion class. It just made me eager to learn more. Goldwork can be accented on a piece. Maybe some will show up on the Angel of the Nativity series, we shall see.
If you have been wanting to learn about Goldwork we are going to give you that chance in June. Meredith Willet will be teaching her Introduction to Goldwork class in the store. You can get all the information here.
Now for the stitch.
This stitch came out of a wonderful book that I believe is no longer in print " Wonderful Stitches" by Diane Schultz.
I call it "Star of David" and I used it on Josephs coat in the Nativity series.
If you have not cisited the Webstore lately, Lisa has loaded a some great designs and will be loading more this week.
This is the last week of the Annie Lane Designs Trunk Show so don't miss out on getting one or 2 of these fun designs at 20% discount. You can see all the designs at this link.
I want to share with you a wonderful blog that I encourage you to follow. It is call Needle N'Thread and it is written by Mary Corbet. I look forward to what she shares every week.
Carole Lake and Michael Boren have written a wonderful book and it is flying out the store. Not only does it have a wonderful collection of stitches but it has a great listing of most , if not all, of the threads that are available and a description of each. You can order your copy in the webstore
It is February 2 and you know what that means......Super Bowl Sunday!
Who are you cheering for? I am going for Denver! Let's go Broncos!
Todays stitch is Raised Stem Band. I used this stitch on the edge of Mary's veil on the nativity series I am stitching.
I used and size 16 Kreinik for the veil and then used a size 12 for around her dress.
One of the canvas I bought at market was a Blue Crab and it sold before I even received it. The customer wanted threads so I got to have a little fun...I also pulled Swaovski Bicones for the white on the crab.
I think I will need to order this guy again...
Everyone have a great day...going to settle in for a full day of stitching, catching up on Sherlock and watching some football.
Between Llano and Fredericksburg on Highway 16 there is a beautiful road called the Willow City Loop. It meanders through private ranches and it just amazing. The vistas and fields of wildflowers are amazing. Because of the rain and cold winter we had the Bluebonnets are particularly stunning. The white Poppies make the fields look they are covered in snow.