Saturday, August 16, 2014

Canvas - Stars For A New Millenium - work in progress

My sister Susan got me this canvas kit.  She knows I love canvas work but rarely do it.  Doing canvas work is difficult as there are so many different threads needed and I just don't have access to decent materials over here. Susan got this at an auction or yard sale or something (Sue..please tell me again about how you got this!).  It had belonged to a woman who had passed away.  Her kids didn't want any of her sewing stuff.  This woman had selected her own colors and purchased everything in 2004.  She had never started it though.  And now, I am honoring this unknown woman by working this piece.

I adore canvas work at this level.  It's complicated, detailed and absolutely fun to do.  The color selection the woman made was exactly my taste (obviously...look at all the purple!)

Until you see this piece up close, you just can't imagine how detailed these little patches are on each of the blocks.  Each block is completely different and rarely, if ever, are any two sections alike...and I mean on the whole piece, not just in one block.  I'm stitching like crazy these days because I am so totally into it!  Susan, thank you again....very much!


Susan Lenz said...

I'm speechless (except to say that the kit originally belonged to Maureen Hightower who owned Hook 'n Needle in Columbia, SC and only had one, estranged son who wanted nothing of hers ... and I'm so glad you love this piece!) Steve just said, WOW!


It is really beautiful and so YOU (purple!). Nice.