I hope you did some fun activities this weekend and just peeked in to see the new canvases at Destination Dallas I do have a nice collection of canvas photos that I found interesting and want to show you, but first I will give you today’s stitch.
Today’s stitch is a little bit Batty I named this Small Ming Star since it is literally an open Small Ming stitch. I added a Sequin to give it a starry night look. It is September and Halloween is in the air, so I was trying to find a Halloweenish stitch
The sample is stitched using one strand of Rainbow Galleries Soft Sheen Fyre Werks, the large sequins are from The Collecction and the smaller sequins are from Sundance Galleries. I attached the sequins using a 14/0 silver bead. You could easily just leave this open with no filler and it would be a nice background stitch for a Halloween canvas.
I now have to show you a few of the canvases that caught my attention at market. This canvas by Brenda Stofft “Shake Your Boo Thang” made me laugh!
I then saw Frida Mermaid with all her skulls, who doesn’t love skulls! Great Day of the Dead style mermaid canvas, wouldn’t it be fun to have a few shadowy skulls floating in the ocean! This is a design from lulu mypinkturtle distributed by Ruth Schmuff.
“Catnip Party” is also from lulu mypinkturtle turtle! These cats are having way too much fun
Since I am a wanna be hippie, Kimberly Smith’s “Peace” spoke to me! I know I showed this last post, but I had to show it to you again!
The perpetual calendar from “Love You More Needlepoint” is totally awesome, especially if you are a calendar junkie like me! Stitch your monthly canvas, put your stitched piece in one of their frames and voila, you have a calendar! How practical can you get!
Zecca never ceases to amaze me and this bird is gorgeous, I love the Coco Chanel saying!
Since adult coloring books are all the rage, why not color your own needlepoint canvas. Everyone has their own unique imagination! I do love my own coloring books
Purple Palm Designs have some fantastic new canvases, I love this Zebra!
This Loggerhead Turtle is truly spectacular, you know turtles are good luck (Health) in Hawaii!
Then they captured these dancers beautifully!
I love this train by Ewe & Eye, it is gorgeously framed! When I was little I used to go train spotting with my Uncle.
Leigh Designs came out with their new series “Derangements”, I think these would be a lot of fun to stitch
Labors of Love released their Halloween Ball that had been an exclusive series to “The Needle Works” in Austin, TX. I am patiently waiting to see their newest “Scrooge” addition which I happened to see on their Facebook Page.
This is what I really want, the addition from Tiny Tim at the fireplace!
Whilst up in Toronto at Cindy’s Needle Art I had to keep a secret! I saw this wonderful birdhouse canvas stitched, it is truly fabulous!! I had a sneak peek and did not say a peep!
This had been in the works as a class up at Cindy’s Needle Art, so if you live in the area you may want to check in with the girls!
Many of the designers have updated their websites already so you can do some window shopping. Here is the Melissa Shirley designs link, http://www.melissashirleydesigns.com/gallery/?bsn=1.
Even thought I am not a fan of Raccoons I did like this from CBK.
And since I still have birds on the brain this canvas from JP Needlepoint was hilarious
Here is the final photo I found on JP Needlepoint’s Facebook page.
I did find one last cool canvas for you from Colors of Praise Needlepoint, Cowabunga!
That’s all I have for you today on the needlepoint eye candy front. I am sure you are all overloaded by this point!
The kitties are trying to be good after Tango breaking down the fence by the stairs he can no longer get to the girls food!
Here are a couple of photos of the crew
Beardie thinking the birds can’t see her!
Tango keeps trying to be a good boy!
Have a great week and put a few stitches in for me!