Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Christmas in July
It's just starting to feel like summer here on the Cape, but already I'm looking toward Christmas!
I generally have a lot on my stitching plate working models for myself, but every now and then, a canvas designed by someone else just calls to me. And when the canvas is by an incredibly talented designer AND stitch painter, I feel compelled to seize the moment!
The first time I saw what will be my next project, I just fell in love. I also thought, "Why didn't I come up with something cool like that?" LOL But luckily Mindy, of Mindy's Needlepoint Factory in Oregon (www.mindysneedlepoint.com) beat me to it! It had all the elements I look for in a canvas: a little bit folksy, perfectly balanced, great colors for my family room at Christmas, AND stitch-painted! When you throw in some absolutely darling ceramic buttons for the center of each square, you know why I was hooked!
Best of all, Mindy very graciously gave her permission for me to blog-stitch this canvas, so stay tuned while I unwire the buttons, mount the canvas, and rummage through my stash for just the right threads to bring Country Christmas to life.