Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy Dancing

At last! I have finally finished stitching Swiss Topiary! It only took about six months, but of course, other things were stitched in between sesions with ST. Even though it is not very complicated...I used only one color of DMC, I think it still qualifies as a "BAP". The dimensions are 21" high by 15" wide. People who saw me working on it asked if it was a table cloth!

I also received a wonderful package the other day. Pat Mazu, a wonderful finisher in Newburgh, IN and the author of Finishing 101: A Workbook of Techniques and Encouragement, which is reviewed in the latest issue of NeedlePointers, returned "ERIN"S STOCKING".
The finishing, as usual is just perfect!
I really hope Erin will be happy with this stocking. I know I am.
The Gymnast is not framed yet...Haven't been able to get to one of the craft stores to get the strips to make my own frame. Hopefully that will get done next week sometime.
I'm off to the Metropolitan Region EGA Seminar tomorrow. Actually, I 'm not taking any classes, but will be running the bookstore. I've done this in the past, and it affords me lots of stitching time between rushes of customers. I'm bringing gazette 94's Abecedere (overdyed greens on linen), and a small canvas project so I can switch back and forth between them. Neither requires excessive light so I hope to get a lot done in the two and 1/2 days.
Ta ta until next week then......Grandma


Miss 376 said...

Congratulations on your finish, it looks beautiful. Enjoy yourself at the EGA and I hope you get lots of stitching done

Maggie said...

Well done on your finish, it looks wonderful and i'm sure it counts as a BAP, lol.

Dawn said...

Your Swiss Topiary is beautiful, wonderful stitching.

Milly~ said...

Congrats on the finish Edy. Swiss Topiary is fabulous.

Robyn in Oz said...

Swiss Topiary looks great. Congrats on finishing it!

mollycaff said...

Congratulations on your finish, it's just beautiful!

Addicted to crafts said...

Congratulations on all your finishes.
Very beautiful work.

Milly~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. The pattern for the Stitcher's Tree I got from this site:

Cyn said...

Hi Edy,

Congratulations on finishing "Swiss Topiary"!

The stocking is beautiful and I have Pat's finishing books! :-)

Hope you have/had a grand time at the EGA Regional Seminar. Stories? Pictures?

Windy Meadow