It has been a busy time at the shop this week--I sold a Susan Roberts Santa tree skirt and spent part of 2 days kitting it. Actually, it took one morning just to hem the 8 pieces and that felt like I were wrestling a whale, it was so unwieldy.
I also received some canvases from a new designer, one of which I'm now going to blog-stitch. This is the 5 lighthouses by Pippin.
I decided that while the openings in the top structures of the lighthouses should be the background (i.e., sky), I can make the stitches more appropriate to the shape of the structures. Therefore, I did an enlarged Cashmere stitch in the top of the first lighthouse. The triangle-shaped top of the structure I stitched in the Mosaic stitch. At first I tried Satin stitch, but the silk 'n ivory didn't blend smoothly enough to be pleasing.
The rocks on which the lighthouses are reposing I am doing (she says optimistically) in the Woven stitch.
The waves are happening in a Diagonal mosaic.
I also brought home a Christmas stocking that a customer brought in for us to paint a name on and then stitch the top. It has been shoved aside since Adele has been out sick (and as I mentioned before, Helen retired).
So that will be my Sunday afternoon stitching. It's 18 mesh, so I think it will take me several Sundays. But I still have time, thank goodness.
And a shout-out to Sharon in Lake Mary who reads my blog and came in this week to see what Needle Nicely and Vero Beach were all about. Thanks, Sharon, and I hope to see you often.