Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday is Laura J. Perin Day

I have very good news for fans of Laura Perin's charts--she has the latest seasonal long panel design finished and also has an oldie but goodie chart still available.   First up, Sara Leigh has photos of the finished Long Autumn panel on her shop website. It's a gorgeous mix of purples and oranges, tempered with ecru and perhaps a touch of blue.

Laura herself shows off an old design on her personal blog.  It's not one I'd seen before as it is not on her website.  It is subtle colors with black for emphasis and done all in tent stitches.  Perfect for those long winter evenings in front of the fire (or TV).

For folks who haven't visited Laura's website before, here it is.  There are free charts, along with lots of lots of stitching goodness.

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I Need a Volunteer From the Audience

Finishing Luna's gown took a very long time, especially since I've not had much time to work on it recently.  I'm getting ready to leave CH to stay with my mother who is ill.  So Luna is about to be put away.  While I am gone, I will have computer access but no way to upload photographs, so I am taking another piece to stitch.  I won't be posting about my stitching while I'm away since that's not going to be possible.

This is where you come in.  I need volunteers who have painted canvases hidden away that they love but haven't a clue how to start.  I will feature one of these a week (or so) and we'll talk about it publicly to come up with ideas of how to stitch each canvas.

To be featured here on Blog, you will need to send me either a link to a good online photo or you will have to email me a good photograph of your canvas that I can post.  I think (but I am not certain) I will be able to download photo attachments from emails and then upload them to Blog while I'm away.  (Since I don't know this for certain, we'll start with someone who sends me a URL of their problem piece.)  Remember, whether you send a photo or a URL, you will have to answer emailed questions from me promptly as to your preferences when it comes to threads and stitches, any ideas you have already, and your reactions to what I tell you on Blog.  I won't away give your name, however.  Only you and I will know you are volunteering.  You can choose any pseudonym you like.

Anyone who participates will need to be able to answer emails about their problem canvas right away and will see their answers (probably edited for length) here on Blog.

Do we have volunteers from the audience?  Please raise your hand by emailing me at chillyhollow at hotmail dot com.

Those who don't send in problem canvases can contribute by posting comments here with your ideas about the featured designs.  Sometimes it is easier to come up with ideas for someone else's canvas than your own.

Thanks everyone.  I think this is the best way for me to continue to talk about painted canvases without being able to show what I am currently stitching while I am away from home.

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