Thursday, June 7, 2012

Inspiring Visits

My friend Kay from Bloomington stopped in last week and brought a friend with her. Cindy has never been to my shop but is no stranger to stitching. Lucky for me, they both brought some finished needlework designs. Here is Kay with "Tribute to the Old Masters" by Nouveau Encore. This design was inspired by the beautiful alphabets created by the French Masters of centuries ago. I love the red floss color! What a grand statement this design will make once it is framed!

Cindy brought along a design by Scarlet Quince titled, "Sun and Moon Flowers."  This design was created from the art work of G.D. Leslie. Let me tell you, this is solid stitching! Cindy said it took her about 8 months to complete the stitches. She has quite the set-up for threaded needles; each needle is in its own pocket on a vinyl sheet and there are about 20 pockets to a sheet. These vinyl sheets are then secured into a 3-ring binder. It makes for good organization and easy transportation, although I couldn't imagine traveling around with such a large design. I'd be too worried it would get ruined!

Thanks, ladies, for showing off your beautiful works of art. They are truly admirable and I'm sure will be treasured for many years to come!



  1. Wow, I'm speechless! Both pieces are masterpieces!

  2. Oh I wish I could have seen those in person!!!!! Such amazingly gorgeous pieces! The stitching!!! I probably would have fainted if I had seen them.....!

  3. OMG, how inspiring! What wonderful, creative friends you have, Cathy.

  4. Wow!!! All those finishes are fabulous!!!! Hope all is well- see you soon!