Monday, June 28, 2010

An Anxious Bride

Bridezilla has heard that her groom should be arriving at the end of the week and she's really getting anxious as to whether she will be ready by the time he arrives. I've tried to calm her fears and remind her that he will need some fixing up just as she did. She's very upset that she's missing her leg and arm bones but I have assured her that the groom won't see her until both are in place. I did my best to talk her out of the black double wedding rings for her background but she wouldn't hear of it. Those rings are so tedious but she's insistent! So my focus for the rest of the week is to finish those rings.

This weekend I finished the bridesmaids border and Mr. Rhett J. Reviens. The crow has also settled into her nest on top of the pumpkin. I love the pumpkin and the various stitches that make it up. Here's the latest bridal photo:

I thought I would share with you one of my favorite pieces of needlepoint. It's by Melissa Shirley (of course!) and just one in a wonderful series of little Asian girl themed canvases. I stitched this several years ago before I knew much about how to use various stitches for effect. Part of me wishes I could stitch it again - one of those things where I wish I knew then what I know now. But I love it anyway and particularly like the fringe that was used. It picks up all of the colors used to stitch the girls robes. I have a couple of other canvases in this same Asian theme in my stash that I look forward to working on one day - when the Halloweenies are finished!


I made the mistake of checking out eBay last night and saw a Melissa Shirley canvas that I may have to bid on. It's one of her Linda Carter Holman canvases. I absolutely love Linda's work. Stay tuned, the auction ends in a couple of days. I've gotten some incredible deals on canvases from eBay (my apologies to shop owners) so I hope this canvas will be one of them.

Stitch on -


  1. Wonderful posting, Melinda. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Robin - thanks for stopping by! Will be thinking about you on Biker night - have fun!