The Bean house is really coming along. I took this photo last night before I sat down to stitch. Those lines on the front of the house remind me of tube socks. But, they also remind me of this piece by Kathy Barrick.
Anyway, although last night was a late night (Eric was shooting at the house – photos, not guns), I was happy to sit on the couch and stitch away at the house. I was able to finish filling in the front of the house, fill in those lines on the roof and start on my chimney. I love how this is coming along. I can’t wait to start stitching the graveyard! It fits in with my Poe-esque mood right now.
Anyway, I promised I would be posting photos from our day at the State Fair. One of the things I like to do when we go is to visit the Creative Arts building to see all of the quilts and stitched pieces, etc. There were some lovely things this year.
And look at Moon Garden over one!
While I was digging around in my photos, I remembered I had some from last year I hadn’t shared.
And you are not going to believe this one. I had heard stories of it, and made it my mission to track it down and have a look myself. This stitcher stitched the cover from the book, Wicked. There are so many colors in this, and the piece itself is huge!! The detail is just over the top – even to Dorothy’s house spinning up there by the tip of her hat. I stood staring at this piece in complete awe for I don’t know how long. What is not pictured here are the five or so ribbons this piece won. Sorry about the glare too, the piece itself is framed with glass, and then is in a glass case. Stunning. Now I want to stitch one.
If you want to see more of my photos from the Fair, I’ve posted them on the other blog. That’s all for me today. I’m so happy to be going to stitch with my Thursday night stitching buddies again tonight. I anticipate having a tombstone or two to show you next time.
I am grateful for knowing everything is exactly as it should be.