I think this is one of my favorite- the big pumpkins from Ewe and Eye. I think I love the colors and the possibilities for stitches. Maybe Tony has a stitch guide??
This is one of those dreaded eBay acquisitions, but I love it! I know the shops hate eBay and my debit card can hate eBay, but one purchase every once in a while can't be so bad :). This is another Ewe and Eye that I picked up for about $35. What I plan to do with it is tent stitch the entire canvas and finish it as a knife edge pillow in navy. I love the colors and I think tent stitch can be so beautiful.
This is a Lilly Pulitzer like dress from Barbara Bergsten. This will be a companion piece to my sister's reindeer sweater. My sister had a Lilly Pulitzer themed graduation party with one of her friends, so I thought she would like this as a memento of her party.
My sister is going to the University of Alabama this year, so when my parents went to Tuscaloosa for her orientation, I asked (begged?) for them to stop by Serendipity Needleworks. They were kind enough to make the trip and this canvas, a Raymond Crawford exclusive to the shop, came home to live with me! The next canvas did too.
This canvas and the next are from the retiring Petei. I bought these from Needle Nicely in Florida. The Statue of Liberty will go well with the rest of the 4th of July Petei set that I have (George, Martha, Ben Franklin, and Uncle Sam) and the Queen Elizabeth will go well with Henry VIII and two of the six of his wives that I have. I am really bummed about not having all of the wives, so I am looking for them on eBay.
This is a cow canvas that had been hanging on the wall at Chaparral for such a long time. It's kind of plain, and at first, I thought it was ugly. Then I started thinking of the potential for great background stitches in the vast expanse of the sky and grass. I have a stitch guide by Carolyn Baird, and I am very excited to start (and finish!) this cow!
The delicious threads!
This canvas is a Brenda Stofft, and it has been on my "must-acquire" list for a year or so after I saw it at a previous trunk show. Chandail was having a Brenda Stofft trunk show, so I could not pass this up.
My latest purchase- a Melissa Shirley Witch. This came from Chandail's 25% off Labor Day Sale. This canvas was another one that I have had my eye on for a while, so it is nice to add it to my stash.