All we need is the baby!

The nursery is all ready…all we need is for this little guy to arrive! (Please let it be soon–I’m so ready not to be pregnant any longer!)

I’ve stitched a bunch of canvases for his room…here’s a peak:

Nursery
Nursery
Kathy Schenkel jungle animals
Kathy Schenkel jungle animals

Kathy designs adorable canvases! Check out her website by clicking here. She painted the leopard & monkey and the elephants specifically for me–I am a lucky lady–but she may be adding them to her line.

Kathy Schenkel giraffe
Kathy Schenkel giraffe

I stitched all of the animals in Silk & Ivory with Balger accents. Each piece uses the same two shades of blue with an interesting background stitch. Here is Byzantine. I also did Hesitation, Diagonal Mosaic, and Nobuko. (There are a couple of other ones too but frankly I cannot walk upstairs to check the names as I am supposed to limit the number of stairs I do!)

All About Stitching parrot
All About Stitching parrot

Two parrots from All About Stitching/The Collection. Click here for their website.

Birds of a Feather lion
Birds of a Feather lion

I love this lion from Birds of a Feather! I used Fuzzy Stuff on the mane and tail–great effect! The finishing is absolutely darling.

The nursery is ready…come on baby!

Happy stitching,
Susan

Fab Finishing

Oh, how I love this pillow! As many of you know, anything in animal print speaks to me! This darling little canvas is from the fabulous Kathy Schenkel…this one is 18 mesh but she also makes a slightly larger version in 13 mesh. She has tons and tons of inspirational words in her most adorable line…click here.

I stitched this little canvas in one night, using Rainbow Gallery Splendor (a plyable silk).

The finishing is outstanding…a lot of impact for only a little stitching!

Bee Happy

I command you to Bee Happy! And I can do that, you know…I have a MAGIC WAND! Isn’t it adorable? The design is by Kathy Schenkel and she has other magic wand canvases.

I mostly used basketweave but I did do the Hesitation stitch for the yellow (stitched in Neon Rays) and the Nobuko stitch for the orange (also stitched in Neon Rays). See diagrams below.

 

Happy stitching…grant lots of wishes today!
Susan

We’re off to see the wizard

How cute are these mini Wizard of Oz characters?! Objectively adorable! New from Kathy Schenkel. Make them into little tiny stand-ups or turn them into ornaments for your Oz Christmas tree…wait, you don’t have a Wizard of Oz tree…shameful!

Lots of opportunities to use different fibers…Fuzzy Stuff for the Cowardly Lion; Balger for the Ruby Slippers; Neon Rays Ribbon for Dorothy’s pinafore; Petite Peluche for Toto…oh so much fun to stitch!

I know I’m not supposed to take home every canvas that arrives at the shop but sometimes it’s soooo hard to resist. (Note to husband: Chris, honey, I’m really trying to restrain myself…but do NOT look in my lunch box tonight!)

Happy stitching,
Susan