Sunday, December 20, 2009

Farewell to Port Dalhousie

Another lighthouse is finished--Port Dalhousie in St. Catherines, Ontario. This makes lighthouse #87, but who's counting?

I stitched the water last night in a horizontal diagonal cashmere stitch to provide a hint of movement. To keep the water behind the lighthouse in the background, I used DMC cotton floss #312, while the water in the foreground was worked in one shade darker--#311. The difference in color adds a bit of depth to the overall canvas.

What's next? I'll have plenty of time to contemplate that today--there's upwards of a foot of snow on the ground and the flakes are still falling. I'd take a photo, but the windows are snowed over so you can't really see outside--think of the Ice Palace in Dr. Zhivago. If only Omar Sharif would stumble in now, we could have a rousing game of bridge!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

I like this a lot - but I already knew I would. The two shades for water do work well for movement and depth. I suppose today isn't a good day to think about tropical waters and coral reefs and collecting sea shells?

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Clever touch having the darker blue water in the foreground. I'll have to remember this.

Edy said...

Beautiful -- and the teal is so different for a light house!

NCPat said... always! Enjoy the snow!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Very nice!

Congratulations on another finish!

I think it's fascinating that you've designed and stitcher 87 lighthouses. Have you ever figured out how many are still standing in the 50 states?

A foot of snow? LOL!!! We have 16+ inches! Just slightly to the east of us have over 20+!

We were able to quickly dig out today with the help of a passing truck with a plow and our trusty snow blower. The roads aren't too bad but the snow and runoff is freezing tonight so our commute tomorrow might be interesting!

I agree with Judy. How about a new lighthouse from a warmer climate? LOL!!!

Windy Meadow