Category Archives: COVID-19

My Viral Stitching

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Each morning I have been watching operas streaming free on metopera.org — and stitching. You may remember my completed ice skating polar bear — now I have a zebra in boots and a flap hat. See a theme? So far, Carmen, La Bohème, and Il Trovatore have gotten me this far:

zebra progress 1000x

Stitching without Friends!

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Hi Everyone —

Just wanted to post my first finish of the COVID-19 era!

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Lady with Mandala II

This was one of the classes that I took at the ANG seminar in Houston last year.  It’s a canvas by Brenda Stofft with stitch guide and thread suggestions from Cynthia Thomas, the instructor.

I made some thread changes with Janice’s help to tone down the make-up.  I lost one bead which is somewhere in the house here.  Luckily I had a suitable substitute in my stash.  I needed additional tutoring on attaching the beads with glue.  They are sort of a mess and gluing will never be in my skill set!  I also lost two needles (one with thread attached), but my husband is sure to find them when he walks around in his stocking feet!

I’d like to suggest that we all share our quarantine finishes with each other via the blog.  Many of you already have author privileges.   But I invite any of you to e-mail me a picture of your finishes along with some interesting tidbits about the designer, who it’s for, what you thought about while stitching, or anything else that might be of interest to our members.  I’ll be happy to post.  It won’t be as comprehensive as the meeting summaries, but it might help us to feel less isolated from each other.

Cheers, Rosie