They’re here! These darling ornaments are stitched and then inserted into the included cookie cutters. You can do the finishing yourself! Instructions are on Cheryl’s website. Of course, if you prefer, my finisher will do it for you.
These ornaments range from Christmas (of course) to Easter, Halloween and everything in between. There are gnomes for so many holidays, there are beach themed ones (including sharks!), there are wedding themed ones! How about a unicorn? A ballerina dress? A dog, a cat, a turtle, a whale, goldfish, corsets, a dog house? So many cute ones, who knows WHICH you’ll choose. See more of them at this link here. The ones shown above are just a few of the ones Cheryl sent me. A few of them have simple stitch guides included. The gnomes have been a big hit already.
These are discounted 20% so that each canvas with cookie cutter is $48. The Mouse Clock shown above is $77 when discounted. All of them are perfectly sized ornaments to take with you if you happen to be traveling yet! If not, you can work on them at home and get that great feeling for finishing another project. If it’s not in the Trunk Show, I’ll order it for you and get it painted ASAP.
A Square Within A Square – Open Stitching
Several of you have asked about this technique after seeing examples of it on Facebook. The beautiful pheasant above by Renaissance Designs is one that Jane A. Barnes is stitching using this technique. Basically it’s the four sided stitch done twice, first over two threads, then over four. A lighter weight metallic thread is used so that the beauty of the needlepoint canvas paint shows through. Jane chose to use #8 but many people use #4. You can do it in all one color or more than one. It’s a perfect way to stitch a well painted canvas. There are other stitches that you can use to do the same thing but this square has proved to be quite popular.
And More Designs
Here’s a few of the newest canvases from And More Designs. There are canvases in stock by their new artist S.E. Hagarman. Just email me for prices and sizes. While these designs are not up on their website yet, I expect they will be on within the month.
As you know, Michigan’s COVID numbers are increasing daily. I’m maintaining the open shop hours of Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-4. I ask that you continue to wear a mask and sanitize at the front door station upon entering.
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