I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Start: Canvaswork Class

Hey Blog Buddies,
January has turned out to be a very busy month, stitching-wise, here at The Southpaw Stitcher.  I've put stitches into 12 projects (the usual rotation is about one project per week) and finished 7 of them, and the month isn't even over!  Most of them were small projects, or projects left over from 2012, but still.   I signed up for a canvaswork class which was held today, and now I have a new start to show you:

This is the start of Variations on a Rhodes Theme by
Freda's Fancy Stitching.
Like the name of the project says,
all the stitches are some type of Rhodes stitch.
I couldn't get the colors right
no matter how hard I tried.
The center square is gray/purple
and not green/burgundy
(it's Watercolours Flagstone),
and the aqua isn't quite as intense.
There's nothing like a canvas full of Rhodes stitches
to generate an immediate wow factor.

Unfortunately, this little beauty must be set aside.
I'm stitching on a valentine-themed piece
for Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop.
I'll be keeping this one under wraps until the 14th of February.
Click here if you'd like to join in the fun!

Finally, don't forget to check out my giveaway,
if you haven't already.
The last day to enter is tomorrow,
January 27th at 11:59 p.m. Chicago time.
Click here to find out all about it.
Good luck!

That's it for today.
Hope you're having fun this weekend.
Thanks, as always, for visiting.


Karen said...

The colours may be off on your canvaswork, but the stitches still look stunning! Can't wait to see more of that!

CalamityJr said...

Ooh, that's lovely. Don't tell us the colors are off and we'll just admire the color combination that shows. :)

Parsley said...

Lovely! I would enjoy learning how to do this.

Jennifer M. said...

Very pretty! I love the colors you are using. Specialty stitches are so much fun. They are a nice break from doing regular cross all the time. :)


Lelia said...

Oh, that is really pretty. Sue D was talking about this project and her Flagstone didn't have the pretty purples. It looks so lovely - looking forward to your progress pictures.

cucki said...

so pretty :)

Meg said...


Your new start is lovely, I like the colours you chose.

Siobhán said...

Your new start is very pretty! The colors look great in it.

Giovanna said...

It's a gorgeous new start - it's always so nice to see the texture of canvaswork stitches.

Patches said...

Gorgeous canvaswork

Melody said...

What pretty canvas work! I am intrigued by this, even tho I have never tried it. Where are you taking your class? At a needlework shop?

It will be fun to see your progress.

Julie said...

A spectacular start, stunning colour.

Chris said...

Lovely new start Pat! I love doing canvaswork like this once inawhile. The colors you are using are very pretty.
Have a great week!

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful work :)

Carla said...

Looks so pretty!

Emma/Itzy said...

So pretty and neat! :)

Caitlin Jordan said...

lovely new start :)