Saturday, May 17, 2008

Kick Back and Stitch


As you know, I belong to a group that stitches on Saturday mornings. We started several years ago, meeting and stitching for a couple of hours. We talk, laugh, drink coffee, and stitch. It is a great group of gals. Anyway, everyone is working on different projects right now. Some times, we all work on the same thing. Like, the topiary trees. Some are still finishing theirs, and most of them are totally different. When they are all done, I will see about posting a photo of them. This piece, I just finished, is by Kick Back and Stitch. It was worked on green 18 count canvas, and used overdyed Caron, Kreinik, Splendor and Very Velvet. I have put a piece of gold lame' behind it and tomorrow I will put it in a black box top. It is going to be a birthday present for someone who shall remain nameless at this point as she reads the blog! She might guess at this point, but will not know until her birthday!
I also finished the middle petal of Akela Tulip except for the stem and incremental bottom shading. I will do that tomorrow and post a photo then. I also am going to try and finish the third petal as well. This tulip is white, with pinkish, dark mauve shading, and I hope tomorrow's photo turns out better so you can tell that.
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6 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is gorgeous and clever- and has my favorite threads in it - but you goofed! My b'day isn't until July.

Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

I just love Kick Back and Stitch designs and I have quite a few in my stash.

I even stitched one for an ANG Auction many years ago.

Love this design. Which one is it?

Um... You are going to have to hold the canvas till October as that's when my birthday will roll around again. Thank goodness it's not a majic one this year! :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Jane, snickers because she thinks she knows who is getting this, and it's not us....

Jane, waving from CH where we think this is really lovely

g said...

forget Judy , and Cynthia...my Birthday is also in July and i know this is for MEEEEEEEEEEEEE....i leave it to you to brake it to the others... Jane already said she knew it wasn't for her....lol...
it is lovely...but then everything you do is top draw....
xoxoxo
g

NCPat said...

First of all, LOL, and my birthday is also in July! I am glad you all like this design....Octagon #8,
is the design.

Happy Heart Designs said...

This is very pretty. I've never heard of Kick Back and Stitch but I'll have to check it out. I enlarged the picture and could see the gold material glittering from behind. A very nice touch. too bad my birthday isn't coming up!