Sunday, July 10, 2011

In the interim

A lot of work has been going on in my little corner of the Cape this week. First, there's the painting: a lot of Nutcracker Suite ornaments have been dancing off the painting table, with lighthouses following in hot pursuit. Then there's the stitching: two projects for future issues of Needlepoint Now. And let's not forget the researching: I've identified five new lighthouses that I'll be adapting to needlepoint in the next couple of months.

I'm not much of a shopper, and even less so during summer months when throngs of people discover that what I call home is a beautiful place to visit! So the Brant Point Sailor's Valentine sits patiently in a corner of my studio, waiting for its starfish. In the meantime, however, I decided to go ahead with another idea I had, and for which I do have all the materials needed. Here's another Sailor's Valentine, a three-inch size, featuring a captain's house in its center scene.

Like my other Sailor's Valentines, this one, too, will feature some shells for surface embellishment. But these shells will be nestled among flowers, to create a garden with a nautical twist around the outside of the valentine. So do come back and watch my progress!


Cool City Stitcher said...

Such a great idea! I love these Sailor's Valentines, especially the small ones. They'd be beautiful finished as ornaments, or framed in a group.

threadmedley said...

An intriguing idea! And I can't picture it in my mind, so I'll have to wait and see what develops.

Edy said...

Looking forward to it!

Susan in Seattle said...

I would love to suggest a lighthouse here in the Pacific Northwest -- Mukilteo. It would be a perfect present for friends who use the ferry dock next to the lighthouse to travel to Whidbey Island. Any chance?

Anne Stradal said...

Susan in Seattle--

Thanks for chiming in! I have both Mukilteo and Alki Point in my design line--check them out!