Thursday, April 21, 2011

Halloween Apple #2 and Finds in Baltimore

I finished the second Kelly Clark Halloween Apple with stitch guide by Amy Bunger last Thursday night. Amy did such a wonderful stitch guide for this canvas. The composite stitch she picked for the icing was such a fun stitch. I am always amazed how complicated the stitches look and how easy they are to stitch. I gave the apple to Ruth to work her magic for finishing.

I cannot wait to see how Ruth's idea for finishing the apples comes out.

Here is the picture of my yellow Coach bag. I know that it is not needlepoint related but I just love the color of the bag. It does now show too well in the photo but it is the softest shade of yellow and the leather is so soft.

This is the stumpwork book that Kelly recommended. It just arrived and I have not had a chance to check it out. Will let you know what I think.

I always try to bring home a remembrance of my trip and chose to buy this cute tray from Ruth's. I use it every night when I stitch. I put my scissors and thread puller in it and they are always right within reach. Great stitching accessory.

The two topiary trees are from the Kelly Clark trunk show and since I love pink and green I had to have them.

The last canvas was purchased at The Waste Knot and I feel in love with it immediately and I just had to have. I was so happy to see that they carried the new Egyptian Cotton thread. The color line for this thread is just gorgeous. I knew that this was the perfect thread for this project just because of the colors. I have not stitched with it yet but when I do I will let you know how it is. The last thing I purchased for this canvas were little pink buttons from Ruth's. She has the absolute best selection in notions. I can always find a fun button to put on a canvas.

Karen's bunnies arrived today. I hope mine arrive tomorrow. If they do, I will post a picture of them.

Off to work on the sky for Creche. This is such a beautiful canvas and a feeling of peace and calm comes over me as I stitch it.

Happy Easter.


1 comment:

Melinda said...

Hi, Linda - What a productive trip this was for stash enhancement! Love your new canvases - especially the topiaries. And your Coach bag - gorgeous!

Happy Easter to you and Denise and your families!