Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dutch bunny

This piece is a Brenda Stofft rabbit that I fell in love with the moment I saw it. I dutifully put it on my needlepoint "need" list to think about and buy later if I still wanted it. Well, I did. I jumped on the chance to purchase this canvas at the Brenda Stofft trunk show at Chandail in 2012.  All of the stitches are from the fabulous Carolyn Baird. The background was my choice- skip tent in silk lame. I'm not sure whether this will be a pillow or a framed piece but I love it nonetheless. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hard Post

Thank you to all of you who are still reading this blog after a few months of absence. I went through something so sudden and devastating, it's been hard to even sit and think about writing this post.  My husband asked for a divorce and concurrently started having an affair with a married woman at his office. I try to keep this blog strictly needlepoint related and not too personal, but this has affected every aspect of my life including my needlepoint life. I haven't really felt like stitching and have only started to get back into it with a belt project and a few smaller ones. I'm praying everyday for him and for me and our relationship with each other. I know this is silly, but I still love him very much despite all of this. I know my life is in God's hands and that God uses times like this to make us better people for Him. 

Thank you for reading so far. Below are some progress pictures on my latest projects. 

Roll Tide belt for my dad. It's all basket weave but it's been really nice just to stitch. 

Wrong side up, but lots of good progress. 

Carol Dupree candy cane. It's a quick stitch using silk lame, splendor, and Kreinik. 

Finished candy cane. First finish in a while. 

I also started the Petei nativity. I'm so happy that Petei is coming back thanks to Painted Pony.