Saturday, April 25, 2009

“Halloween Hats & Flowers Candy Cane” -- April 25, 2009

I’ve made lots of progress on my “Halloween Hats & Flowers Candy Cane” by “Melissa Shirley Designs”.

I’ve finished stitching the black hats with the bright green hat bands. Now it’s on to the flowers and the background!

I purchased this canvas with a stitch guide and fibers from Pocket Full of Stitches in Lubock, Texas.

I’m very comfortable selecting my own threads and stitches for painted canvases but sometimes I enjoy purchasing a canvas with a stitch guide and fibers from a LNS. Especially when I’m very busy and I don’t want to take the time to work out the details for a design! And life is very busy right now!!! LOL!

I also like to see what thread and stitch ideas someone else might come up with for a canvas. Especially since many LNS’s, such as PFOS, will pull fibers and write up a stitch guide for any of the canvases that you purchase through their shop.

Now after saying that, I should add that I don’t always follow the stitch guide as written as I’ll change things up. :-)

So far for this design I have followed the stitch guide and I’m using the included threads. And by the way, I’m not the only stitcher who changes things. This not only happens in the needlepoint world, but you ought to see what the cross stitchers change! LOL!!!

I’m so glad that you stopped by my blog!

Windy Meadow


Front Range Stitcher said...

This is going to be so cute on the tree! I think you and I may be PFOS' most avid fans! I wish I had the knack for picking out stitches, but since I do not, I enjoy the project so much more when I don't have to determine what goes where.

Kelly said...

The Halloween cane is adorable. I like what you have done with it so far. Don't you just love PFOS?!

Beth in IL said...

Looks really good. I can't wait to see the background stitching..

NCPat said...

You are doing great!

Mary said...

Great job! Love the design and the colors. Congratulations on the organizing (previous post)! That is an area that I'm in need of working on...