Northwest Red Head: The End Is Near...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The End Is Near...

Well... for Monrovia it is at least. All the outside areas are done, just some 4 way continental and a few beads and this one will be done *dance* Hopefully this picture has turned out well enough for everyone, my fun with computers that don't like me has continued... last night my monitor decided to give up so looking at it is like trying to watch a cable channel you don't have a subscription to, all full of lines and odd colors so I had to do this on Jay's computer this morning and it doesn't have my usual batch of graphics software to re-size the photos from their normal obscenely large size to something that is viewable on a computer screen. I am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of the next piece in this series. No clue what it will be but I'm hoping for something with some spring colors since its trying to be spring here. We've been lucky enough to have some above normal temps the past few days with yesterday hitting 70 degrees F! That's unheard of for this time of year here in Michigan but then our weather has been bizarre for months now so nothing surprises me. Of course we weren't meant to enjoy it too much because they're forecasting SNOW for tomorrow... WTH?!?!

As for the questions asked yesterday I have just now remembered those, at least I remembered I suppose :) Colleen most of my needle magnets are made by me. I get the magnets at Michaels or Hobby Lobby and glue whatever strikes my fancy onto them. The sheep that I have on Monrovia is from Just another Button Company if I remember correctly; I also have a pig, teddy bear and a few other odd ones. These are used on all my canvas pieces, for the linen pieces I have magnets glued to the fasteners on my hoops and I've got a few that are a pair of small earrings. The stud is cut from one and a magnet attached, then the 2 are attached with a piece of ribbon so I can fasten the stud on the other earring through the linen to hold my needles... these tend to be lighter on the linen than these big clunky buttons. Tannia Monrovia and the rest in this series are about 5" (13cm) across the center. You can see one finished and hanging on my Christmas tree here. Coronation is Red/White and in a similar style toward the top.


  1. Oooooh, it looks so yummy! You really moved quickly on this one. :)

  2. Wow, you have moved right along on this one. It's looking great.

  3. The colours are so very elegant in this one. Beautiful!

  4. Absolutely beautiful-the colors look great!

  5. This is so beautiful. I love your idea of making the needleminders out of buttons or earrings!


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