Thursday, August 16, 2012

Village Scene by Ewe and Eye

A in a "Ye Olde Inn" script

In perspective

Stitching on the windows
Elaine got me in the mood to work on this.  It took me a while to sketch out the long skinny A to my satisfaction, but worth the effort.  Did the long stitches in an overdyed red.  I am now trying to work my way around the windows.

10 comments:

  1. It is justt so much fun to watch you stitch. Just beautiful.

    You were right. The candy canes stitch up sooooo quickly.

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  2. Love the 'a'! It's looking really good!

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    1. Thanks. Are you sleeping with your Fourth of July by your bedside. I would be!

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  3. Looks great. Maybe you could trade your stitch guide (to Amy) for one of Amy's. You can see how much you have learned from her.

    The only problem I see in stitching all of your stash before buying anything else is that you will have a huge framing/finishing bill. :)

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  4. Steph, I noticed that you have several large canvas designs and I also have some larger designs. My problem is that when I get them mounted and start looking at them, they look so overwhelming! How do you get started and any secrets to keeping yourself going on them?

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    1. I have to admit that I take the easy way out and buy a stitch guide for almost everything. That being said, I don't have a stitch guide for the Village Scene or Summer Homes by the Pond from Ewe and Eye. I am lucky in that our LNS has studio hours where you can go in and get help for $10. I also have my SWAN group to help with suggestions. I have learned that these big pieces need to be broken down in to one area at at time. For the Village Scene, I focused on the grass around the yellow house and after many stops and starts, I got it right.
      Also, I am going to Amy's Golden Strand early in 2013 to one of her Rent Amy Days. You get her undivided attention to help work on problem areas of canvases. Anywhere I am held up, I know she will get me through it.

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    2. Thanks for the information. I think that breaking it down into smaller areas might work for me. I sometimes buy a stitch guide but try to pick my own as that is part of the fun! I just bought a new Cooper Oaks today that is huge but I fell in love with it and it just seems to cry out for specialty stitches. Here is hoping I can do it justice! Maybe I should ask for a 'rent amy' day for Christmas!

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    1. Thanks! Our family name! I know we had a ye olde inn somewhere in our history.

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