My favorite new canvases are from dede Odgen and Vicki Sawyer. Here is dede's "Snowy Nap Bear." I love the realism of this piece.
|Vicki Sawyer's Sheep Angel|
|My Katie Boo for Leigh Designs|
But more than animal canvases caught my eye. My favorite new series is Leigh Designs' Lil Goblins. I can't top what Leigh wrote about them--
"Our neighborhood kids are all grown up and gone. Regardless, every Halloween we decorate and have candy on hand -- and every Halloween the doorbell remains silent as the night moves on undisturbed. To remedy this pitiful scene, I created our own neighborhood kids. Now, on All Hallows Eve, the Lil’ Goblins stand up on our dining room table. Smiling, we happily devour the candy ourselves! There are eight spooky 6” tall designs on 18 mesh French Blue mono."
Of course I have to reveal I stitched Katie for Leigh and my friend Pat is going to stitch Janie. My stitch guide is ready already
|JT Morrow Geisha with Fans|
When it comes to books, I want to get my hot little hands on Lynda Richardson's first book, Stitches a la Carte. Lynda is the genius behind Dreamhouse Ventures and her book sold out at Dallas. Here's a sneak peek. Doesn't it sound like a book with personality? I get tired of the useful books full of stitch diagrams but no real glimpse of the author. I use them all the time but I remember the great books about needlepoint that Sylvia Sidney and Mary Martin wrote in the 1970s. This book might have both diagrams and soul.
I need some of that hot pink Frye Werks! It is called Super Pink. Trust me, it'll jump out from the photos at you.
I liked seeing all the designer model photos that Erin took. I'm not really interested in any of the projects but a good finisher works magic and there are some great display ideas here for those who don't have room for another pillow or picture.
Everyone has their favorites from the show. What's yours? Post in the comments below.
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