Jun 13, 2008


One of the things I love about this wacky art form of ours is that you can spend an entire evening doing nothing at all and still feel completely satisfied (artistically speaking, of course).

I changed the canvas color for "Primrose Path" to marbleized pink and then decided to just "play" with some other Laura J. Perin pieces that I've collected. (I told you I love her....I wasn't kidding.)

This one is called "Indian Summer". I loved it the minute I saw it and REALLY loved it when I saw it in progress at a stitchy retreat. Wow. The color combinations are very rich and yummy, and the orange/pumpkin canvas is going to be nice to work with.

This was one of the first Laura J. Perin designs that I ever purchased. It's called "Equilibrium". I had originally colorized this one in reds, but decided last night to pull all of the original colors. Again, wow. I find it weird that I don't have one speck of blue in my house but I am constantly drawn to it as a theme color in my stitching. Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something?

Yes, I have all of the requisite metallics here, but I am still fretting a bit about using them. I like Flair, damn it. But...if I am ever going to spread my wings then I should probably just TRY these before I complain about them, right? Kinda' like brussel sprouts. (Which, by the way, I love sauteed in a little olive oil, with shredded parm and red pepper flakes!)

I did some more flitting about and managed to look at the clock at 2am. Definitely had "attention issues", since I spent the night going "Oh look! Canvases! Oh look! Charts for Halloween! Oh look! I can put this on that and that on this and... oh look! Stewey slept on the chair while I plopped down on the floor with canvases, charts, threads, and linen and surrounded myself in "ahhhhhhhhhh".

Didn't put on single stitch in anything at all but went to bed with visions of projects dancing in my head. Bliss.


  1. So that WAS you sneaking in my door at 1AM going through my stash, just kidding. Hey your pictures are looking better, so I guess this is what you will be working on this weekend?

  2. Where do you get your frame for the canvas work? I picked up my first canvas project at Needle Nest about a year ago and am itching to start it, but didn’t think the canvas would go that well on q-snaps…. It’s a snowflake, and off hand I don’t remember the designer, but the model is hanging in the washroom at the Needle Nest!

    I actually went in there looking for cross-stitch stuff but saw all of the canvas work on the walls and fell in love with it.. the textures are gorgeous and Needle Nest has the best selection of fibers in the area…

    I checked out Laura Perin’s website and saw some gorgeous stuff that I HAVETOHAVE. A visit to Needle Nest might be in my future….


  3. I can understand having projects loaded in my stash to do but I don't understand how you have such a MAJOR supply of fibers. Tell me your secret on how you have it all!!!

  4. Beautiful!!! OMG I hadn't seen Indian Summer. You are such an enabler! :) .... thanks!

  5. Another stitcher from Indiana (as a Purdue alum, I just can't bring myself to say that dreaded H word...LOL)! I came across your blog from another blog and I've finally gotten the chance to read a few entries...

    I see you live in Mishawaka...we used to live near Bremen! We lived just off US 6 halfway between Bremen and LaPaz. Spent A LOT of time in Mishawaka and South Bend. Our oldest was born at Memorial Hospital in South Bend almost 6 years ago...

    And I wanted to mention...I have one of those little Buckets for my orts, too! I actually have 2 - one for home and one for travel.

    I've added you to my Google Reader and plan to keep reading!

  6. I have enjoyed reading your blog and looking at all of your pictures. Your craft room is to die for. I have book marked you so I can watch your stitching progress. I live in Ft. Wayne.

  7. Welcome to the blogging world. Found you through Vonna's web site.

    Nice canvas work.

  8. What wonderful treasures you have!! Your blog is terrific - I'll be sure to visit w/ you again!!!

  9. Welcome to the blogging world. Primrose Path is going to be so pretty.

  10. Dear Coni,

    My name is Judy and I want to come live at your house!! You can put me up in the spare room, and you can just leave me to my own devices as I browse through your stitching and crafting stashes (Oh, that room!!!) and your equally intriguing bookshelves. I don't drink, and I don't smoke...my DH
    calls me his cheap date. Oh, er...
    yes...I guess my DH would miss me
    a bit if I moved out. Dang!

    Love your stitching, love your dog, love your organizational skills, and love your blog voice. Shall we be friends??