Isn't this gorgeous? This canvas is one of Sharon G's perfume bottles! A friend of mine has requested that I stitch it for her to go with her husband's shaving brush--also by Sharon G. When she asked for it, I started looking for bottles at Sharon's site.
Linda loved this one, so I started looking for it. I knew I was going to be in CT in July and called Thistle Needleworks and asked if they would order it for me. www.ThistleNeedleworks.com
It wasn't in yet when I visited but I knew Judie and her great staff would send it to me. When I received it, I contacted Sharon Garmize and asked her permission to blog stitch the piece. She is always so pleased when we stitch her pieces on the blog and she also told me that she was thrilled that there has been a resurgence in interest in the bottles.
We will be going back to CT in October for the wedding so I wanted to get this in the rotation to ensure I have it finished.
Tonight, I started by doing tent stitch on the gold band at the neck and at the bottom of bottle using Kreinik #12, color 002. I then also did a running stitch from top left to bottom right on all the diagonal lines of the bottle pattern. It looks great in person and I know it will show up more when I do the background as well.
Oh, and I have also decided to start doing stash credits on the right side. Thanks, Jane in Chilly Hollow--who got the idea from www.temarimath.info!