Greetings and fond salutations. I am making progress and consequently feeling perky! Ahhh, nothing like a little progress to turn a girl's head.
Project 1 of the Big Stitch in Time for the Shop Finishing Deadline Challenge 2013 -- Daniel's stocking (great nephew):
As of Saturday afternoon--
As much as I hate to admit it and needlepointers can levy curses upon my head if they want, this is a Dimensions kit. Ok, ok. I know. Hand painted canvases are FAR superior to this, and yes its wonkiness drives me nuts, but it was the perfect image. I did rethread it though. the scarf and hat are in Very Velvet, the background and part of the pengies are in Silk and Ivory. The snowflakes are under advisement -- what do you think?
As of last night:
Updates on Projects 2 and 3 forthcoming.
What at the moment I really want to be stitching on: Jeanne D'Arc from GOS--
DC the continuing adventure --
In early Spring I went for my sister's birthday, but it coincided with a Pre-Raphaelites traveling exhibit-- LUCKY ME!
If you have never seen the above painting in person, you can not believe how beautiful it is -- also she is our personal muse-- the table in front of her is really stitching she's taking a stretching break from. ocme on, we all know how her back feels, don't we?
There was also a lovely Durer exhibit visiting at the same time. Such detail!
Sorry -- pics not allowed *inside* either exhibit.
The Durer was in the East Building of the National Gallery:
The Pre-Praphs were in the West Building of the National Gallery:
The two buildings are linked underground and both ground level and underground are graced by this cool fountain--
The base of the fountain underground--
Funniest story of that trip -- the boy in the dark blue shirt and tan pants closest to the camera -- he ans his buddies are oooing and ahhhing over the waterfall and he announces to them: "If this was a waterpark I would totally ride this!" Makes you smile doesn't it?
And a couple pretty paintings -- partial pics --
Minerva Terrace, Yellowstone by Thomas Moran, 1872 (watercolor and gouche over graphite on blue paper)
Breton Village by Odilon Redon, 1890 (oil on canvas)
Have yourself a beautiful day, please!