Sunday, April 22, 2012

IHSW April Wrap-up

I finally managed to sit down with Flower Power and stitch on Sunday. It was me and the greens as I fleshed out a leaf headed down to the bottom of the scrolls, and then started the fill in work with a light green. There is still plenty to do with that light green filler, and then some with a green even lighter than that.  It's a good thing I don't hate stitching with green!

For the before IHSW roam back a couple of posts to see that picture.  I still haven't figured out how to correct for the pink hue of my photographs.  The coloring to the right of the piece is a little truer than what is being show to the left.

Quite by accident, I learned that the creator of my StitchMate floor stand has passed away.  I can't express how much I love my StitchMate, and what a wonderful job it does.  If it weren't for the StitchMate, I don't think I'd ever had even tackled Flower Power.  You can read Roger's obituary here and if you follow the link to the mortuary's page you can leave a personal condolence to the family. 

From what I understand and have read here and there, the business is on hold while the family searches for a trustworthy manufacturer.  In the mean time, the web page has been taken down (as most of you Google-ing have found).  I hope they are able to find a way to continue producing the StitchMate and it's accessories.  I was thinking about ordering a set of larger stretcher bars and perhaps the chart extension arm.  I am glad that I bought pretty much everything I thought I'd ever need when I made my initial order.  I clearly remember Roger making sure that I wanted four sets of the regular sized stretcher bars and the assorted lengths of scroll bars.  Yes, I was certain, and I'm so glad to have them now.

Now go hug your loved ones.
Hugs and Stitches,


Melissa said...

Great job on Flower Power. The daisies are so cute :)

Joysze said...

Kay, this looks sooooooo good!!!! I love it.... over and over and over again. LOL!