Sep 2, 2017

POPPERS FEE NEE


Poppers
Needle Delights Originals
18ct mono canvas
Caron Watercolours, Vineyard Silks, Caron Waterlilies, Kreinik #12

I had some questions about the stitching mechanics of this piece.  This is called counted canvas work, and you begin with a blank piece of canvas and build the design based on a chart.  In this case, each little block is charted out with the stitch diagram as well as the thread that is to be used.  The directions are very clear and the individual blocks are well charted, so if you are thinking about doing this piece as a beginner you shouldn't have any problems.

One tip that I used (from Miss Joyce in Library Guild) was to copy the chart and separate the little blocks so that they could be attached to the canvas (as opposed to the whole sheet) for easier stitching:

I'm not sure what's next, but am happy to count this as another finish for the year!  

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's a beautiful piece!

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  2. Magnifique fee nee! I haven't been brave enough to try a counted piece, but Miss Joyce's suggestion might just be the key to giving it a go. Thanks for sharing. And, the Outlander books are a must read! Excellent proof of the old saying "the book is always better than the movie" - - and that's saying a lot. :) Happy stitching, floating, and so forth!

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  3. Congrats on your finish. Needle delights has so many great projects.

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  4. Coni, congratulations on getting Poppers finished! It is beautiful. Glad Miss Joyce's tip helped you with your stitch!

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  5. How unusual - I love it! Congrats on finishing!
    xxx

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  6. Hurray!! It's georgeous. Can't wait to see where it graces CS2.

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  7. After reading about your progress on Poppers, I went and purchased the chart. It was just too colorful and fun-looking to pass up. It made it straight into my rotation basket, bypassing being stored in the stitching armoire.

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  8. Connie, your perserverance would be a real asset to us on the Texas Gulf Coast! I'm going to add, "If Connie can do it, we can do it" to our list of things we say to ourselves to get this part of the world put back together. Thank you for your continued inspiration!

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  9. In all of the pictures you have posted on CS2, I have not located the place of honor where Stewey lives or is he still moving around trying to find that exact place he feels comfortable? Great job on Poppers - that should put you in a happy place just from all the bright colors. Enjoy and stay safe the rest of the holiday weekend.

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  10. Beautiful, Coni. Congratulations!

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  11. You really are an amazing stitcher, Coni! Congratulations on another gorgeous finish!
    Lancy

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  12. Beautiful! Looks like it was fun to stitch.

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  13. Whee! Like petit fours, but stitched!

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  14. Ok, so I am going to show my lack of knowledge....what is the little doo-dad with the birds? A needle minder? I love birds, and am fascinated with the little glimpses I have seen on your fabulous Poppers. Juls in FL

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  15. Congrats on the finish! It is so beautiful!

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  16. This is such a neat piece. Congrats on your finish!

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  17. This is gorgeous, one of my favorite of all your stitching...xx

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  18. What a great tip from Miss Joyce! Needle Delights has such wonderful and colorful patterns :)

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