Monday, November 7, 2011


 Well Hello Elegant Thanksgiving Stitchers!
Colleen and I are so thrilled you signed up to join us on this Project!
Thank You!
We have lots of fun & goodies, and neat threads and 
 cool techniques in store!
Lesson 1 has just shipped today. 
In your box, you will find your threads and 1st Canvas, Rebekkha!
is all about the backgrounds.
When Colleen and I set about planning the series and the Lessons, we 
came to the realization that it was important to stitch the backgrounds 
the same, throughout the five canvases.
This would keep continuity in the series.  Also, the key focal elements 
in each piece are the central character, the columns and the arched 
Garland above them.
Thus, I wanted the backgrounds to be beautiful but subtle...
because, as the name implies, they are backgrounds.

I LOVE the gorgeous, Deep Claret color of this Background!

Notice how the Laid Fill Stitch, 
in a very subtle manner, fills in 
the Big Blue Sky.  Adding a hint of sparkle
and maximum coverage, while still 
being a small stitch!  It almost looks 
like a fine November Mist is in the 
air, on that first Thanksgiving!

The Clouds have a lacey, ethereal look about them!and definitely let the painted shading give depth to the cloud!

I love how the rocky, craggy hills
of the rustic Coast line are accented by
this modified  Diamond Ray

  The stitch for deep water  and on down into the
shallows, shore-line & sand are the same, but 
use random color and thread changes.  Dictated by the painted color changes, of course!

I am so excited to finish Rebekkha and start the Wampanoag Brave.
He is on stretchers. threads are selected, beads are purchased!
The Squaw and Brave will have Lots O' Beads!  Fun, fun, fun!

So Happy Stitching, All!

1 comment:

  1. I love hearing your thought process when choosing your threads and stitches. Please continue to share!

    Kathy Wommack