Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Some Sad News

Yesterday I heard the sad news of the passing of Jean Hilton, one of counted Needlepoint's true stars. Many stitches we use today were invented or created by Jean. We will surely miss her contributions to our Art. Below is my version of the top three squares of Jean's GlenEagle.

Another sad note I received the other day was that The Scarlet Thread, a lovely shop in Falls Church, Virginia, very close to where I have family, is closing. The shop used to be in Vienna and moved to Falls Church a couple of years ago. This too is sad as Sara Leigh Murray carried many beautiful silk and overdyed threads as well as lovely charts and fabrics. I will miss it.

Not to leave you on such a downer, here is my progress on Gazette 94's ABECEDERE. I've been using it as a "travel piece" since there are only two colors in it. I don't think I want to use the fir tree and the reindeer that are supposed to go next to the "GHIJ" and under the "DEF" so I am going to leave that part empty for now until a brilliant idea somes to me, either from one of you or my own feeble brain.

Oh, I finally got the frame parts for the gymnast, so that is one of my projects to complete this week.

That's it for now.....behave yourselves. Grandma

1 comment:

Fatema said...

So sorry to hear all the LNS are closing.
You received some beautiful roses for Mothers Day.
Your Gazette ABC is coming along nicely.