Thursday, June 26, 2014

Be a DG!

Remember this fun little canvas I bought last year (can't believe I didn't stitch for almost a year) at the sorority canvas trunk sale at The Needleworks in Austin?  It's a Betsy B. Original canvas and I absolutely love it!

Well, I finally stitched it up for my precious Delta Gamma daughter!   I like the way it turned out...not as fond of the way the picture turned out but it will have to do for now.  I guess I really will have to start using my actual camera again.  And maybe put a little more effort into it.  These days our iPhones are always right there handy so you don't even have to get out of your stitching spot to snap a pic.   Lazy, huh?

This piece was a really therapeutic canvas to stitch.  I first did criss-cross Hungarian for the background using Soie and Kreinik.   Then over a basketweave on the letters, I added some turquoise shimmer sequins with beads.  I used a cotton rope to pad the outside border and then laid white and navy flair over it so it sits up really high.  Fun stuff!



Cindy Minick said...

Looks great Suzanne! Love all your inventive ideas, the sequins over basketweave and the cotton rope. I will have to give these ideas a try.

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much! It was really fun. :)