Friday, April 10, 2015
While I'm still waiting....
I know--this doesn't look like much--but it's the beginning of an evening purse I'm stitching for a wedding in the fall. When it's finished, it will be folded in half to form a soft purse approximately six inches square.
The pattern is a variation on one I found in Chinese Rugs Designed for Needlepoint by Maggie Lane, one of my all-time favorite designers. I've lost count of the number of pillows I've stitched using center medallions and corner motifs from the rug designs in some of her books.
I'm pretty handy at counting--after all, I'm a stitch painter--but I prefer to have the piece I'm going to work on already painted on the canvas so I can sit back and leisurely stitch. It's a lot easier to paint over a mistake made in transferring the design to canvas than it is to rip out a bunch of stitches!
I'll be back from time to time to show my progress on this piece!