I have been working on the wonderful canvas by Raymond Crawford for the past two weeks. I am thoroughly enjoying stitching it. I ordered the stitch guide and threads and accessories from Needle Orts in Altamonte Springs, Florida. They did an absolutely fantastic stitch guides for all three of the trains.
Here is the Engine of The Boo Express. I have to stitch the background which will have Ghost Tracks for under the Wheels and a wonderful darning pattern for the rest of the background. I also have to put in the spider's eyes and mouth and a fabulous ribbon accessory in the yellow area.
Here is some finishing that came in last week.
Three Kathy Schenkel star ornaments and Kelly Clark pear ornament.
Ok, so my first (& only) Christmas finishing is back--my door hanging.
I was so pleased that this came back as quickly as it did; it's such a pretty piece, & Tony did such a good job on the stitch guide, that I wanted to really enjoy looking at it. It is hanging on the door to the basement in my family room, so it is just opposite where I usually sit when I am stitching, so I'll get to see it for a couple of months.
The finishers did a great job, keeping the front simple so as to not distract from the great ideas Tony utilized. And I love the back, as they used a cute, fun, sparkly fabric. The tassel with the bell was Linda's excellent suggestion.
I am working on the small piece I did in the class with Tony a few weeks ago; I should be done with it in a few weeks. I have been quite busy with work as well as extracurricular activities, so stitching has been sidelined a bit by late night meetings. I've actually been knitting some as a break from stitching.