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!


Cool City Stitcher said...

Oh, this is so nice! Great idea for displaying too. Beautiful stitching and I love the design.

Thanks for sharing this one!

Terry said...

Stitched beautifully as is all of Pierrettes work and the finishing is really lovely and so versatile, looking forward to seeing Mrs Santa stitched and finished as well.

A delightful couple who will be all ready for Christmas Display

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Her stitching is, as always, lovely on this - and I look forward also to re-visiting Mrs. Santa. I have many of my crosses finished this way with the flat, padded look and the easel on the back - very nice! More versatile for displaying.

NCPat said...

This is fantastic! Congratulations to both of you!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Pierrette did a wonderful job with the stitching!

And the finishing is lovely. :-)

Windy Meadow