Sunday, April 18, 2010

Second Ponza Canvas Completed

Whew! This last stretch was t-o-u-g-h!! I feel like I've been saying this canvas is "almost finished" for months, but at long last, I took the magnets off the canvas just moments ago. The rocks were done up in literally at least a dozen stitches. Rocks don't look all smooth & similar, especially lava rocks in the Tyrenhhian Sea, so I just kept on mixing up threads & stitches. My stitching library got a lot of action the past few weeks.

Next on the list: finish my belt for my handbag; homework for the SNS Haute Couture class; then a canvas for my Godson. There is a Ponza canvas sitting on bars that Tony Minieri made up a great stitch guide for, and there's the last Ponza canvas that I'm going to do with Sharon G's suggestions from our continuing on line class.



Robin said...

Very beautiful, Denise. The only thing missing is a glass of Chianti. You should be very pleased. Always remember: Rocks ... is Rocks! Thanks for sharing. Robin

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Congratulations on finishing, Denise. I'd love to see this in person. It would be lovely to see the real thing, too. Italy's coast is gorgeous.

I hope you get the set finished and hung before too long so we can enjoy seeing all three Italian landscapes!

Jane said...

It's beautiful. You did a fabulous job!!