Yesterday I had brunch and a bit of shopping with my friend Mary. I had helped her with her website and she felt compelled to give me a gift. The gift is better than any other payment possible - she makes the most amazing dolls and soft sculptures. It is the most astonishing upolstered wing chair ever! And I just LOVE the velvet floral fabric. I already have a picture in my mind of the doll that will sit in it. Isn't it just amazing? Check her etsy store - Dreamlit Dolls - as she is posting another one in Red velvet.
I also finished a canvas piece I started almost two years ago! My first canvas piece and probably my last. It is designed by Gay Ann Rogers and is one of her Mystery samplers. I think it is the one called Glittering Diamonds (I've missplaced the directions). She gives you options on the color choices, and how to complete each section so every sampler is different - my favorite part! I had originally picked out different colors and wanted to use colored canvas, but couldn't get any locally and was a little leary to dye it. Next time!
I also finished a Correspondence Course through the Embroiderer's Guild. I just fell in love with the piece and wanted to try my hand at it. I'm amazed I finished it! It is stumpwork and I had only done a small piece before. I am really pleased with how it came out. Now to send it in and have it critiqued by the teacher/designer, Luan Callery. Here is a link http://www.egausa.org/html/correspondence_courses.html. It is the piece called Summer Dream.
Thanks for the comments on my previous message. I'm glad so many of you enjoyed the pics. My little Diamond is such a charmer!