Monday, June 18, 2018


I'm terribly late for TUSAL this month. I made up for last month's missed stitching, my jar is very full with scraps from stretching my goldwork pieces for framing. Speaking of framing, I dropped all three pieces at my frame shop on Saturday. I was able to stretch two out of three myself.

Unfortunately, I had some trouble with Japanese Landscape. I tried several times but could never get it straight and centered. There is also a little bit of puckering on the inside. I didn't want to take any chances, so I'm leaving it in the hands of someone who has more experience than me. I know they won't lace it and will use glue but at least it will be done properly. Because in the end it's the final result that counts. On the plus side, they're not charging me for the stretching!

I know there hasn't been much stitching on the blog lately. I am working on something. Every year, the EAC board picks a theme for a challenge and the works are exhibited at Seminar. This year the theme is Celebrating Canada, as we celebrated Canada's 150th anniversary. I won't be sharing pictures until seminar but in the meantime I can tell you it's goldwork in green and gold. I'm almost done, it just needs a few things here and there, and then I can finish it for display.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your EAG project in green and gold.

  2. Ooh, this sounds intriguing!

  3. Great job on the stretching. I can see how Japanese Landscape would be more difficult, those straight lines on the border are much less forgiving then the rounder shapes of the other two.
    Green and gold are definitely not the first colours I'd think of for Canada, so I'm very curious to to see what you're making!

  4. You've done great work on the two you stretched but a straight edged piece is going to be more difficult.
    Looking forward to see the special Canadian piece too, just show us the supplies to keep us happy!