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 ( 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.


Possibilities, Etc. said...

This will be lots of fun!! I do look forward to it, and to learning new things as you go along. I'm working on three of hers right now simultaneously, and they are a joy to stitch - just as you say.

Nancy said...

Hi Anne,

We live quite close. I have been trying to contact you, but have been unsuccessful.

A beginning needlepointer,

Anne Stradal said...

Hi Nancy-

E-mail me at! I'd love to talk NP!