Thursday, February 24, 2011

A little comic relief

Thanks to everyone who left a comment yesterday about The Nutcracker series! It's interesting to see how different designs appeal to different people--that's what makes the needlepoint world go around!

I may well be "danced out" at this point, but I did have to chuckle at Edy's thinly-veiled hint about doing some designs based on Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake. It, too, is one of my favorites--in fact, the last role I ever danced was that of the Swan Queen.

That memory prompted me a couple of years ago to add Pavlova to my line of Penguins on Parade. She was so named in honor of Anna Pavlova, a famous Russian prima ballerina, whose signature performance was that of the Swan Queen. "Set decoration" here was provided by a lot of Kreinik metallic threads, and her fluffy tutu and head adornment were supplied by white Peluche, worked in tent stitches and then ruffed up with the tip of my needle. It's a great thread for special effects!


Edy said...

Pavlova is adorable. There was a time when my dd was totally into Penguins, and I stitched many for her. (Since her marriage 15 years ago, her DH has toned down her Penguin Love).

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! She must have been such fun to stitch!

LIZ said...

Too cute! Penguins are just so adorable and you've really captured that. Love the background too.

Pierrette =^..^= said...

I can't help myself but smile when looking at her. She is adorable.

Pierrette =^..^=