Annette's Acre

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October 25th, 2012 by Annette

Stars of the New Millennium – Marilyn

Several months ago, I fell for this counted canvas design by Tony Minieri.

It’s been done in a number of different color combinations and the book includes lots of suggested colorways and guidance on choosing your own based on a multi-color overdye.

I chose Gloriana’s Monet’s Pond.  A combination of lavender, blue and green and spent time at a couple local needlepoint shops picking up threads.

A number of fellow stitchers and I decided to start the design this month.  Here’s my first block, Marilyn Monroe:

(Colors are a bit sharp… I forgot to get the pic during daylight hours and had to rely on the Ott… sorry).

I love it.  Cannot wait to add borders and continue on!

Comments

8 Responses to “Stars of the New Millennium – Marilyn”
  1. Thank you for thinking to my site. I love the colors you’ve selected for your version and I look forward to seeing each square as you complete it. Have fun.

  2. Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more progress!

  3. I can’t wait to see your progress on this. I started that piece a while ago, but only have the first block and part of the second done. I might just have to pull mine out soon as I know as you go along I’m going to want to start working on it again!

  4. Oh my goodness! It is just beautiful!

  5. Looking really good so far – the colours work wonderfully.

  6. That looks wonderful! I love the colour combo and look forward to seeing how it progresses 🙂

  7. It looks lovely, and I love the colors you’ve chosen!

  8. kielrain says

    Lovely colours for this piece. I am in awe of anyone who stitches this one… I am too scared to even order the chart!