Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spring Knotgarden part 3

Here I have finished part 3 of this lovely garden. I adore the happy spring-like colors and even the blackwork, which is usually not my fave.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

GK Portrait of the Daughter update

I have not lost my stitching mojo for this piece, it seems to have captured me again :)
She is really coming to life and isn't a difficult stitch. She has large patches of solid stitching which fill in quickly. I actually did some online research on this painting, it has an interesting background. It was painted by Rembrandt Peale who was born into an artistic family in Pennsylvania(hence the name given him). He painted many pictures of American Presidents, as well as his own family members. This particular portrait is his daughter, Rosalba Peale, who appears with her sisters in other paintings as well.
I've now stitched almost 8 out of approx 30 pages (some partial). I've included the pattern pic as well for comparison.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Dancin' for Mediterranean Mermaid!!!

I really enjoyed her, she's loaded with treasure braid, beads and crystals. She didn't take too long either! I stitched her on 28 count opalescent twilight lugana from Zweigart.