Sunday, August 5, 2012

Olympic Stitching

I don't think my stitching this week would win me any Olympic medals but watching/listening to the televised coverage provided hours of time to put in some serious work on Christmas Parade.

I tried to cover lots of areas on the canvas this week. The snowy ground is stitched in a bargello pattern with three shades of blue Needlepoint, Inc silk.

The goose needs a bow or ribbon around her neck. I think I found the perfect 1/4" burgundy velvet ribbon in the clearance bin at Joann's yesterday. It cost me all of $.50! My bargain of the week! While I was at Joann's I also found some glittery flat snowflake buttons that I hope I can use on some future Christmas-themed canvas.

It may not look like it but I spent a lot of time working on the sky in the upper right of the canvas. I had decided to start stitching the tree branches in that area and had threaded up my needle with the brown silk when I realized that stitching the branches before stitching the background was not the smartest move on my part. It is so much easier to compensate and count threads for the background pattern if the branches are not stitched. I plan to focus my stitching attention on this area of the canvas this week and get the other part of the pattern that moves in the opposite direction in place.

What is a week without a package arriving from Amy's? Glad I didn't have to find out! Another little treasure Amy and Jill picked out at the Columbus market arrived on my doorstep.

This is one of the Associated Talents Halloween spiders in a sort of Halloween ribbon plaid. Each canvas comes with a stitch guide and the metal spider legs upon which the finished canvas sits. Looks like a fun little project, doesn't it?

I'm looking forward to more Olympic stitching this week. What did I watch in the evenings while I stitched before the Olympics?

Have a great week ahead!


  1. It looks perfect. Your stitching is beautiful. Have a great stitching week.


  2. Hi Melinda,
    You made a lot of progress on the Christmas Parade. It is such a beautiful canvas. Your stitching is perfect as always
    I got my spider body too but with the witch's hat. They are so cute. They should be a quick stitch.
    Have a great week.

  3. A package from Amy's really makes the week, doesn't it?