Tuesday, January 6, 2009

“Bargello Marquis” by Joan Lohr -- January 6, 2009

The last needlework finish for 2008 is…

“Bargello Marquis” by Joan Lohr for Rainbow Gallery!

This was the June, 2008 Canvas of the Month club from The Stitching Post.

This was a fun stitch and worked up very quickly. I’ve already added several rows of basketweave for finishing around the outside of the design. Now, I just need to journal this project and set it aside for future finishing.

I have several other projects that I’m very close to finishing within the next few days/weeks that I’m looking forward to sharing with everyone. :-)

I’ve also been taking a lot of time to take pictures of many of my needlework ornaments as they are out right now decorating the house for the Holidays. I’m planning on sharing these with everyone and then adding them to my journal entries before they are put away until next year. I think you are going to enjoy seeing how far needlepoint design has come, especially in the last 10 or so years!

Now on to comments and questions.

I enjoyed reading all of your recent comments and everyone especially liked the “Chimney Santa”. He was a very fun stitch and I would highly recommend any of Pat Thode’s projects –
“Heartstrings Designs”!

Annemiek asked how I was going to finish the “Chimney Santa”. I’m planning on having him made into a standup figure. I send most of my projects out to a professional finisher as I prefer to spend my time finishing. Yes, I know I can do my own finishing but after spending that much time on a project, I want it to look professional, not amateurish. :-)

Beth asked about my rotation system. I’ll write up a detailed post soon on how I rotate between my projects.

One of my dear friends, Kelly, has started her own needlework blog. Please stop by and say how and welcome Kelly to our needlework blogging world!


Glad that you stopped by my little blog!

Windy Meadow


kelly said...

Hi Cynthia,
Your latest FO looks great. It looks like it would have been fun to work on. Thanks so much for the plug about my new blog.

Kelly - blushing from your nice words.

NCPat said...

This is great! I love Bargello!

Madonna said...

Yes, Cyn, you are right I will be very happy to see your finshished works and photos of your existing ornies. Love the bargello and thank you for the link to a new blog. Always searching for those.

M&Co. said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I too send my stuff out to be finished. I may try finishing the Guardian Angel Dog I'm stitching along with Jane at Chilly Hollow but I'm not at that point yet, so we'll see.

Thanks for the link to the new blog. My blog list for needlework is getting very long these days and when I have limited time, I always read them first.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

I just love bargello. To me it is just so relaxing :-)

Thanks for the new blog link. I love to see what everybody is working on.

Pierrette =^..^=

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Cyn, the green "jewel" looks great on the pink background. Clever idea to put it there. I think it makes the design stand out even more and makes it lush emerald instead of just green.