Now here is a tidbit of information for you, it is “National Drink Beer Day”, I kid you not, found this on CNN 🙂 September 28th drink craft beer, so for all you beer drinking stitchers out there here are a couple of pics.
Personally I would opt for the Ice Cream…..
Then for all the stitching coffee drinkers tomorrow, September 29th 2013, is National Coffee Day. This is a very relevant pic, don’t forget the donut 🙂
Ok, now that you are aware of what day it is feel free to consume your beverage of choice!
Moving on, here is the stitch that I played around with. You know there truly are not many new stitches, there are combinations of stitches that have been around literally for centuries. This is a laid filling stitch. If you stitch it exactly as is there will be some open space. Depending on the threads you choose there are unlimited possibilities, a field, add beads to the open areas and it would make fun material. I chose the colors to accentuate the stitch. You could use tone on tone or whatever combination, I do think it is more fun to use different types of thread since it adds more texture.
Color Party Stitch:
I will stitch a border around each stitch, below and to the right. The top border will be the outside border. This way the stitches don’t run together. I like smyrna’s to outline with, so if you want to stitch those before our next stitch “full steam ahead”, as the ship’s captain would say.
There is also another way to view this in the sidebar to the Right.
Last week I was fortunate enough to visit my very favorite place, yes, Baltimore. Now it is my favorite because Bedecked & Beadazzled and my friend Ruth reside there. You know every time Ruth and I get together we have sooo much fun, I just wish I could go more often!
On day one, I brought Melissa Shirley’s canvas by Linda Carter Holman “Barnyard Fantasy. This is a piece that a good friend requested a stitch guide for, so I thought what better place to pick out the fibers and enlist Ruth. Well several hours later fibers and a stitch guide came to life. Thanks Ruth for your help on this one. Here is a peek at the canvas and fibers,
Does this not look like a lot of fun! All I have to do is chart and write the stitch guide.
Now you know I cannot take pictures when I go to the shop, so here are a few highlights. I will post more photos during the week, I have way too many for one blog post!!
I have to get a shot of Ruth and two of her compadre’s at work 🙂
The Mystery Class Queen extraordinaire is hard at work on “Boo” for the Halloween class. I understand that the Geisha’s are awaiting threads, and don’t you love the Christmas Birds, that looks like it will be a lot of fun as usual.
Can you tell I love mermaids
Those are some great Halloween Canvases. Now of course if you want one of them just call the store 410 – 296 – 0405, and refer to the picture number in the post, i.e. Mermaids 1 – 5, Halloween 1 – 4. This will help if there is a canvas in on of the photos that is calling to you! And no I am not a paid employee, just a fan 🙂
So folks that is my stitchy and non stitchy news for the day, catch up with you during the week with more fun store photos. Have fun stitching!