Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Flamingo sandal, week #3
I had a really positive experience concerning the internet this weekend. A woman in Hawaii emailed me concerning a company I have listed among designers on the Needle Nicely website. As far as I know they are out of business, which is what I told her. However, as a last stab I entered a query on Facebook and Shazam! Maggie from Maggie & Co commented that Needlepoint Inc still owned Wee Needle and she had told Diane about my query. So a stitcher in Hawaii who I have never met will be able to replace a canvas that she left on an airplane just because of the internet (and because I am brilliant--well, that may be stretching it!)
My lavendar flamingo is stitched in the encroaching gobelin with the patio cashmere for his/her wing.
Pinkie's body is done in the criss-cross Hungarian. I will fill in the open space with a French knot in the darker pink that I will use for her wing.
And though it is scarcely noticeable, I have added to the background. As Anne Stradal says, this week I must get out my turbo needles and finish this because I have a companion piece to start. Too many canvases, so little stitching time!