Wednesday, August 12, 2009

All decorated for Christmas!


The stitching is complete, the buttons attached, and Mindy's Country Christmas canvas is ready for the finisher!

I had kept a photo of the canvas taken before I removed the buttons for stitching, and I used this to remind me where each one should be placed. To attach the buttons, I chose four strands of DMC floss in colors which most closely matched the area of the buttons where the holes were located.

I'll try to match the velveteen surrounding the canvas as closely as possible to the camel color of the background, which I think should make the black border really stand out.

This canvas was so much fun to stitch! Not only was it beautifully stitch-painted, it also had enough color changes and pattern variations to keep the stitching moving along. Many thanks to Mindy, for allowing me to blog-stitch this project and for designing it in the first place!

6 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Your simple and effective stitch choices and thread planning have enhanced this thing beautifully, just when I thought it couldn't get any better! Mindy's things are truly delightful to stitch - great design and color, and so well painted.

Cool City Stitcher said...

Wow!
This is exquisite stitching and such beautiful colors. Will be a very festive decoration wherever you put it. Lovely..

NCPat said...

Very nice! Please share the picture when it returns from the finisher!

threadmedley said...

Anne, this is wonderful! Not a typical Christmas canvas, but truly beautiful. Glad you enjoyed stitching it as much as we have enjoyed watching!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Beautiful!

I like Christmas, quilts, and country so this is just right up my alley! :-)

Thanks for sharing with us!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...

This project has turned out quite well, hasn't it?

Looking forward to see it back from the finisher.

Pierrette =^..^=