Here you see the latest Raymond Crawford canvas which is part of the calendar series from A Stitch in Time Needlepoint. I am proud of myself for staying caught up so far with this series.
This was another fun canvas. The nasturtiums were all in satin stitch, with beautiful Splendor & Neon Rays +. Kreinik & some an imaginative darning pattern in two different directions makes for a pretty cool bucket. Those bullions....well.
The one thing I've changed from all the stitch guides is that I do the backgrounds first. That makes it easier for accuracy & to keep the pattern of the backgrounds which have all (pleasantly) been quick, open stitches.
Our Teapot Safari class at Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont with Tony Minieri was cancelled this week due to an apparent gigantic traffic jam which kept Tony trapped in Jersey, on the other side of the George Washington Bridge. I had actually (as you know) finished my homework, so now I have a gap in stitching time which I was going to use to do the homework for the next, & last (for this canvas) Tony class in July. So I have two weeks before the Sharon G class at The Nimble Needle to stitch up some Christmas ornaments that were in the lineup. Last night I started one up that I should be able to show you in the next few days.
Today it's gloomy outside, but I am going to Larchmont to visit with my stitching friends and pick up a finished piece. I think what came back is either something of Ashley's or a Christmas gift for my niece. If it's Ashley's I'll put up a photo.
Am enviously watching the blogs for news from Columbus, as I am sure you all are as well. After all, we wouldn't want those stashes to get too small, now would we?
Have a great weekend!