It’s a sunny warm day here in Cleveland! I hope everyone is enjoying some sunshine wherever your location may be 😎
Today’s stitch has been requested by a reader who has Melissa Shirley’s Mae West Canvas and is in need of ideas. I had started this last year for the Stitcherie Games 2013, but alas have yet to finish her. One day she will go back into my stitching rotation since she is charming. The top portion of her dress is stitched using two plies of silk following the chart below, Cashmere Checker Variation.
Once the dress was complete I added 2 mm black sequins on top. Since I had stitched over the dots on the dress I used a color copy of the canvas to place the sequins. I split the dress up at the waist and appliquéd material in a similar color as the dress, stuffed separated cotton balls for the shape of her legs and attached the same 2 mm black sequins on top. A gold belt with faux diamonds completed the ensemble. She will definitely be styling once all her jewelry is complete…a must for our gal!
Next I have to show you this fabulous canvas. Jane of Chilly Hollow spotted it first on Needlepoint Etc.’s blog. Of course I had to check it out, this was one of my local shops many moons ago, and I love Hawaii. Here it is,
I just love this Hawaiian girl and her Ukulele! Gussie Schubert owner of Needlepoint Etc., in Honolulu has the privilege of seeing Georg James’ work first hand since he lives in the islands. Once the canvas was officially released I had to add this to my “collection” 🙂 There is a companion canvas a Hawaiian girl with breadfruit,
Truly a fabulous pair, I just love the retro look! The canvases are not too large at 7×7 inches, or a fraction over. Gussie has more of each still in the store, or you could have your LNS order them from Alice Peterson, his distributor.
Well folks that’s it for today. Happy Friday and get some sun while stitching.
Psst..remember to watch team USA on Tuesday July 1st, we made it to the next round of the World Cup!!