Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My first painted canvas!

I received the Needlework 4 stand in yesterday's mail.  I love it!  What an awesome piece of machinery, if you can call it that.  Sturdy, yet lightweight for me to pick up with one hand. 


I put Maggie & Co.'s By The Seaside canvas on it, the one on the front cover of the most recent Needlepoint Now magazine.  I am using my own threads and beads for this one and loosely following the stitch guide, as I had some trouble finding all of the threads in one place.  I was able to work a bit on it yesterday and started with the sky. 


I am taking Janet Perry's (Nuts About Needlepoint) Create Your Own Stitch Guide class.  Five lessons, a new lesson each Friday.  This past Friday was the first lesson.  Can't wait to get into the meat of the class!!  I see so many beautiful canvases and think, okay, what stitch would I put where and what thread?  Hopefully by the end of the class I will be armed with the necessary info to do this myself. 

I am experimenting a bit with the Seaside canvas.  A long time ago I purchased two needlepoint apps that list a lot of stitches by type and use, and I went and looked at them for the first time yesterday and found a stitch I am going to try on the sun part of the canvas.  We shall see...

Until next time...


8 comments:

Jenny said...

You got a bunch done, Danielle - it looks great! I love how "soft" the clouds look - can't wait to see your further progress.

Nurdan said...

It is just amazing!!!

It brought summer and summer breeze up here!!!

Kelly said...

I loved this canvas in the magazine. I am looking forward to watching your progress. I am also in Janet's class so Hi!

SoCal Debbie said...

What a beautiful needlepoint picture!

Claudette497 said...

What a great link - I just signed up for the class!

Susan said...

Oh, what a lovely piece! The stand looks awesome!

Mangogirl said...

lovely stitching :D

Susan Cavender said...

Hi, I wondered where I might BUY that seaside canvas??? I just LOVE it!!!
Thanks,
Susan in Tucson