Happy 90th Birthday Mom
Marie-Rose Irene Cote
With Love From
February 15, 2017
I added her name so the staff at the nursing home where she resides will know it's hers if it happens to "walk".
|American Beauty Rose Finished Front|
|American Beauty Rose Finished Bac|
January 8, 2017--Done, and in plenty of time to make this rose into a pillow to give my mother on her 90th birthday next month. It's an unusual piece--you need to stand far back to actually see a rose. Once it is piped with a dark purple fabric, the rose should be easier to view.
|American Beauty Rose Competed on Stretcher Bars|
|American Beauty Rose Completed|
|American Beauty Rose as of 12/14/16|
|American Beauty Rose Upper Left Quadrant|
|American Beauty Rose Upper Left Quadrant Completed|
Not doing a lot of stitching these days--have been traveling and more trips are planned.
|Stitch and Color One|
Since I'm not really good at making color substitutions--in this case from reds (listed in the directions) to violets, I wrote Debbie Rowley of DebBee's Designs for help. Wow, she really was very helpful. Debbie went to her LNS, The Stitcher's Garden in Conway, AR and worked with Lynda Bass Gaiser, first gathering the red colorway, then finding the perfect violet/lilac threads. Debbie sent me the first picture below and asked if the colors they chose would work. I immediately responded with YES! and ordered her suggestions from Lynda. The second picture is a closeup of the violet threads that came in the mail yesterday. Cannot wait to begin stitching. Soon.......
|Thread Comparisons--Reds to Violets|
|DebBee's Designs American Beauty Project Photo|