Sunday, May 6, 2012

Needlepoint and Jake

Here is a picture of my progress on the roof of the Thanksgiving House. I am now ready to start the shingles. I am really enjoying stitching this piece. Amy has come up with such wonderful stitches and threads for the roof. If you have never taken a Home Study or class from Amy, you must treat yourself. Amy's stitch guides are like nothing you have ever seen. She challenges you but you are learning so much that whatever small frustration you were experiencing is quickly forgotten when you see what you have accomplished. I know money is tight but you might consider ordering one of the fifteen dollar guides that Amy has written for &More canvases, the Poison Bottles, Kelly Clark Apples and Bats, you will not be disappointed.

Here is a picture of my purse in progress. As you can see, I also purchased the belt to match. I only get to stitch on this for a short time in the afternoon during Jake's nap.
It is mindless stitching and is just what I need to relax during naptime.

I am enjoying stitching the purse so much that before the trunk show was over I purchased another purse and ordered the matching belt.

Here are some pictures of Jake in Pop Pop's toy.

You have to love the wink.

On Thursday, May 17, Karen and I leave for Memphis. I am so excited about this trip. I will be meeting for the first time two fellow blog friends, Melinda and Diane. We are all staying in the same hotel and are going to have a blast.
In August, Karen and I will be going to the Needlepoint Retreat in California given by
Aristeria at the Ritz Carlton. I have never been to California and am really excited about this trip. The piece Melissa Shirley designed for the retreat is spectacular. I can only imagine the magic Wendy will create to bring the canvas to life.
Off to do some shingles.


Steph's Stitching said...

I totally agree about Amy's home studies and her stitch guides. Great job on the roof. I have not attempted the green yet. I put the roof aside to get some Christmas ornaments done. I am trying to crank those out.
Does Nana Day Care let out for the summer? Just in time for the walls of the Tgiving House to show up?

Denise & Linda said...

Hi Steph,
Yes, I am off during the summer. My daughter is a psychologist in a school district so we have summers and all school holidays off. I am fortunate that I do get some time off.

Diane said...

Nice job Linda. You are right, Amy's stitch guides are challenging and very frustrating at times. But when the light bulb finally comes on, you feel the accomplishment.

That Jake, what a "lady's man"

Steph's Stitching said...

Are you packing? Picking out your cutest, but most comfortable spring outfits. Have a great time in Memphis.

Denise & Linda said...

Hi Steph,
I have all my clothes picked out - basically cropped pants and tee shirts with three quarter sleeve sweaters. Suitcase will come down today and I will pack. Cannot wait! We are starting with Thursday night with Amy.