The first picture is Kelly Clark's NYC Santa. This canvas is an exclusive to Rita's Needlepoint on 79th Street in NYC. I shipped off this canvas to Amy's today for the June Cook Up Class. I am so looking forward to taking my second Cook Up Class with Amy. Last year Jen and I had such a great time and I am looking forward to seeing Amy and all my friends at the store again.
The humble Donkey is completed and traveling to Amy's with the Elephant. Even though the Donkey might be humble Amy worked such magic on him. Her thread selection on the Donkey's body was done with eight different colors. We blended two different color threads in four needles to work his body. As I stitched, I saw the donkey actually come to life. The blending of the different shades made his coloring very realistic. Amy's attention to detail is just amazing. The Donkey's eye is very simple but I felt that this one small detail just brought him to life. The rope and mane were the last two details that helped bring the Donkey to life. I know I say this every time I finish one of the Home Study Canvases but I am totally amazed of the talent that Amy has.
I can only imagine the fun and challenges the Halloweenies will present. Hoping to have the Haunted House by the end of the week. I will immediately mount the canvas and start my new needlepoint adventure with Amy. This adventure is going to be different since we have the Needlepoint Study Hall blog and all us Halloweenies can share our experiences. Oh, what fun I am going to have.