and away I went!
From the humble beginnings of an idea. I promised a great friend a piece to stitch, something I would design with an amazing dragonfly. I sketched and for awhile it sat, then I sketched some more. Then came a chunk of time that I could run with the idea.
|Initial drawing on canvas before painting.|
|They really do come in this awesome color!|
Not the greatest picture...crazy bugs move pretty fast.
I was lucky to get this.
"Flying Jewels"© is available as a painted canvas
with awesome stitch guide & copper mesh
Have your favorite LNS contact
wholesale from Ruth Schmuff Designs
Bedecked and Beadazzled
Have to add a P.S. here.
I belong to an amazingly talented group on FaceBook with the pin name "Needlepoint Nation". When I commented on my fruitless treasure hunt for copper mesh one of the members private messaged me to say she had some screen and would send it to me. She was thrilled to lighten her stash and help me out. Sadly it was too large but the generosity of Andrea truly touched me. Thank you so much for reaching out to help a fellow stitcher in need.
Oh, and for those who comment, 'wow, that's a dying art', let me tell you that this nation is growing daily. Last count I saw was 5,350 members with more knocking at the proverbial door! Talk about a support group!