Friday, April 27, 2012


Finally, my new Sunday Project.  It is Garden Walk by Linda Reinmiller.  I took this class at the ANG Seminar in Tucson 6 years ago!  I can't believe it was so long ago! 

I worked on it once or twice, but mostly it has been in the closet.  Now it is out & about!  This is an amazing project, very advanced, and Linda's written instructions are super!  Even though it has been 6 years, I can figure out what to do.
Before this year, I had completed the upper right corner square section and the section below it. 
A month or so ago I completed the copper/gold section.  It is really pretty with gold & copper metallic oval Jessicas.
This week I completed the green/blue/gold section.  I completely changed the colors & threads, using a Wildflowers overdye and a YLI Ribbon Floss with a metallic thread through it.  It turned out really well.  The final step was beads & my kitty, KC, helped with that!  I thought I was going to have to lock myself in a room before she finally settled down!  Too much "shiny" gets her all excited!
The section on the far left is only partly done as it will have some canvas threads withdrawn and I am "saving" that kind of hard stuff till the end. 

The 4 sections that appear to be started will probably be ripped out & restarted.  Mostly I have changed the colors from when I first began and/or I don't like the colors used initially.  The canvas is Dark blue (Leventine Blue?) and my colors are green, blue, rust & gold.  As usual, the photo doesn't show the colors quite right.  The canvas is darker & the metallics are, well, metallics!  I think Linda's original was on the dark green canvas & her colors were green, blue, pink & white.

Are we having fun yet?


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I'm having fun. I love Linda's "Walk" series and this is my second favorite after the Beach Walk one. Here's a link to her website where you can see most of them. Amazing! Stitch faster on this, ok? I want to see more.

lewmew said...

Loved this and was ready to look for it then.....Beach walk? Jane, you shameless enabler you!