A fresh, new look for Bargello! The colors in this piece are actually intense, summertime hues of bright aquas, hot pinks, and lemon yellow. The pattern came from a June McKnight book titled The Best Bargello Book (what a name!) Once I set up the tracking row, it was really easy to follow. Of course if you are even one stitch off, you have to start again--that's always a bummer.

The acrylic tray is from Cooper Oaks Design. Click hereto visit their website.

I can't wait to have a dinner party and use my new tray! How refreshing will it be to serve a chilled glass of white wine on this stunning piece? Beautiful and functional--a bold new use for needlepoint!

Happy stitching,