Saturday, November 23, 2013
This is a printed (Giclee?) canvas from In Good Company. Because it isn't hand-painted, the cost is significantly lower--like 50%. I picked this up for a quick stitch reward for myself after I finally finished the belt canvas I was stitching for a customer. It's off to the finisher and I've moved on. I'm originally from Maryland where the oriole is the state bird.
Actually, this is the canvas I am stitching for a shop model. I selected it because it was a "misprint". Each canvas comes with an American flag printed on its right-hand corner. This one came with a bonus flag printed in the center of the design. Rather than throw it away, I'm stitching it. I did the cuff in the mosaic stitch using white splendor. I did the lettering in #8 Balger metallic doubled because I had an opened spool.
I drew the curlicue in with a blue wonder marker (you can faintly see some blue that is unstitched). Then I started stitching the background in the diagonal mosaic. If you look closely, you can spy where I made a counting error. I decided it wasn't glaring and am just going to leave it since it was confined inside the curlicue. The leaves are done in the basketweave.