Saturday, July 5, 2014

What's Santa got cookin'?

This little masterpiece is the product of my 16 y.o. daughter who just started stitching a few weeks ago....

 
Melissa Shirley pieces are painted so well that it's easier to teach with as far as advanced, detailed designs.   As you know, stitching such detail is way different than stitching large areas with more complex stitch selections. 
 
She has really picked it up and seems to really enjoy it.  This was on 24 count mesh so it's doubly impressive.  She's stitching a piece on 18-count now and said she feels like the holes are HUGE...like it's kindergarten needlepoint...LOL.  In this piece, she learned about6 or 7 new stitches and how to make a beard using "French knots on a stick."  Also, she learned shading and padding and beaded seqins and changing direction of stitch as in the sleeves....so proud of her. 
 
We need to continue to teach the younger ones so that they can continue the needlepoint tradition into the future for us.....and definitely teaches them to respect and appreciate the needlework that we are creating. 
 
XOXO,
Suzanne
 
 

5 comments:

Diane Gasior said...

Her stitching is beautiful.. I started around her age and have never stopped. Are you going to have it finished for her. I hope Santa fills it with many goodies.

Monica said...

Impressive! It looks like she has been stitching for years.

Suzanne said...

Thank you so much. I imagine that we will have to postpone finishing for a little while in order to keep her in canvases to stitch...LOL!

Diane Gasior said...

Tell her I keep looking at this stocking and I think I am going to buy it. Now ask her if she would like to make a little money and sell a stitch guide

Kimberly said...

Fabulous! Love seeing new young stitchers excited about needlepoint!