It has been a fairly lazy summer for me – after a wildly busy spring traveling and teaching, I was happy to have a couple of months at home with a week long vacation the middle of July to visit friends. I have used a good portion of the summer creating next year’s Mystery class – I’m almost done with the stitching and registration will begin soon – details to come after I get back from Dallas.. In the meantime…
I’m heading to Dallas this weekend to exhibit at Destination Dallas. Although it’s mostly a painted canvas show (so I’ve heard; this is my first time exhibiting), I’m hoping to introduce counted needlepoint to some shopowners. I’m thrilled to have a good friend riding along with me so I don’t have to do the 10 hour drive alone. She is from Dallas and is thrilled to go along with me and visit family while I do the tradeshow! WIN/WIN!
I will be releasing three new patterns. Valentine’s Day is the newest addition to the Holiday Delights Series. I especially love all the different types of stitches I could use to make hearts!
The next two photos show the Melon colorway – the first is done with light borders like my original version and the second version is done with dark borders. I had a student who requested a “darker look” so I changed only the border color to make the piece more dramatic to suit her personal taste and décor. It’s amazing what changing just the border color does to the look of a piece. The framing also affects the overall look – I was pleased with both of these students’ work.