Friday, October 2, 2009
Time out for Santa!
One of the most exciting parts of being a designer is seeing how someone else has interpreted my canvases. I received an e-mail yesterday from Pierrette Pattyn, self-proclaimed president of the ABS Designs Fan Club, with wonderful news: after stitching it last year, she finally finished "The Morning After" canvas, portraying Santa taking a well-deserved nap after his all-night flight to deliver presents.
Pierrette followed the stitch guide which accompanied the canvas fairly closely and, as usual, did a bang-up job of it. What I found particularly neat was the way in which she finished it--flat, with a side cording, and an easel to prop it up in the back. Pierrette told me she used a green stretchy velour type of material for the back which alternates shades as it catches the light.
She's close to the end of stitching "The Night Before," the companion canvas of Mrs. Santa knitting a last-minute Christmas scarf, and will finish it in the same way. The beauty of the easel treatment is that these pieces are light-weight and can be displayed on a mantel, table-top or virtually anywhere a person needs a little Christmas! Great job, Pierrette, and thanks for sharing!