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Why not let the rest of the world "ooh and aah" over your needlework talent and creativity?
It's simple -- Submit a digital photograph of your finished Glendon Place design,
along with your name, city, state and any other details you would like to provide to:
Glendon Place Stitcher's Showcase
Another great photo of Murky Manor - By Janet Baas of Portage, MI. What's special about this piece is that it was framed by her daughter, Cindy Callahan who operates PJ's Frame-Up, 219 Gladys Street,also in Portage, MI, (269) 323-2170. Well, it looks outstanding Janet and Cindy. You make a great mother/daughter team!
Murky Manor - By Karen Rife of Flowery Branch, GA. Karen stitched her piece on 28ct Cashel Linen hand-dyed by Silkweaver, that was actually a solo piece (meaning one of kind). For the moon, Karen used Crescent Colors Baby Chick instead of Caron Wildflowers 057 Buttercup. Many other Glendon Place designs also use Caron Waterlilies 027 Lemon-n-Lime for the moon. These are all great choices. It seems like Karen 'REALLY' enjoys stitching Glendon Place designs. Here's what Karen had to say: "I loved every minute I put into Murky Manor, and look forward to getting Sleepy Hollow done soon. Of course, that's if one of the A-Maze-ing Desserts I have already kitted up doesn't take its place!" Well, it looks beautious Karen. It's so cool how the color of a fabric can change the whole look of a design.
Ornaments Ala Round - Another great piece by Lorna Phillips of Pewaukee, WI. Lorna stitched her piece on Snow Blue evenweave and decided to swap out the gingerbread men in the design for metallic snowflakes with gold beads instead. Way to use your creativity Lorna!
Whooo's There? - By Peg Koloski of Hudson, FL. Instead of using Weeks Dye Works (as the original model was stitched in), Peg decided to convert her design to DMC threads. The colors are slightly different overall, but it still looks awesome! Peg says it was "wonderful working on it" and was very pleased with the results. It looks fabulous Peg!
Sleepy Hollow - By Amy Neveau of Lapeer, MI. Amy decided to change things up a bit and used glow in the dark thread in all those areas originally stitched in white. She also stitched the entire moon in glow in the dark thread. Wow Amy, I bet it looks incredible at night. Amy says, "I have it hanging year round and it still surprises me at night but looks awesome."
The vulture - By Vanessa Moody of Wichita, KS. Vanessa got real creative and stitched one of the characters from GP-192 All Hallows Eve as a small standup ornament for a friend's 50th birthday. She stitched it on 36ct Edinburgh Linen by Picture This Plus. Great job Vanessa ... he's quite endearing!
It's Harvest Time - By Lisa Piscitello of Carol Stream, IL. It's Harvest Time actually appeared in the November 2012 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine. Lisa decided to stitch her piece on 18ct Champagne Cocktail Flair by Enchanted Fabrics and like myself, stitched it with Sullivans threads. Lisa said she really enjoys doing the Glendon Place designs that appear in magazines because they are the perfect size. Thanks for being such a fan Lisa!
Wicked Wanda - By Stephanie Penland of Bethlehem, GA. Stephanie decided to stitch her witch on 28ct Okefenokee linen by Crossed Wing Collection. She also got creative by adding a large green Mill Hill Bead to Wicked Wanda's nose, plus, instead of stitching the skull and spiders, she decided to use the skull and spider buttons from JABC (Just Another Button Company). It is difficult to see it in the photo, but Stephanie also used a sparkly blending filament inside of the globe. Outstanding enhancements to the design Stephanie!
Sleepy Hollow - By Jean Young of Gaithersburg, Maryland. This piece is very special to Jean because she actually grew up in Tarrytown, NY, where the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" took place and was written by Washington Irving. Jean even attended Irving Grammar School and Irving High School! At a youthful 90 years of age, Jean belongs to three needlework guilds, is very active in several book groups, is the editor of her local Computer Club News and leader of a stitching group she began back in 1978. Wow Jean, where do you find the time and energy? As you can see, Jean won a 1st Place Blue Ribbon at the Montgomery County Fair this past fall.
Well, if you read about Allison Heinbaugh's adaptation of Pumpkin Swirl directly below, here is Allison's newest creation of the A-Maze-ing Dessert originally called Plum Pudding. This is her companion piece that she just completed (05-21-13) to compliment and match a quilt she made a few years ago. As you can see, Allison got even more creative and decided to blend the raspberry and bubblegum colors toward the center of the design. When I created the A-Maze-in Dessert Collection this is exactly what I had in mind for these designs. I want stitchers to take the basic designs, change them up and make them originally their own. Making color and fiber changes can totally change the look of the design. Bravo Allison!
This amazing piece was stitched using the A-Maze-ing Dessert called Pumpkin Swirl chart (if you can believe that!) Stitched by Allison Heinbaugh of Willamsburg, Virginia. Allison calls it Pumpkin Swirl on a budget, or "Pumpkin Swirl Lite", if you will. She chose her colors to match a quilt she made some years ago. Allison stitched this piece in DMC cotton and metallic threads on 14ct Aida in Antique White. Metallic gold or dark green threads were used in place of the beads. Outstanding Allison ... now that's thinking out of the box!
Plum Pudding - By Doreen Low of Fairbanks, Alaska. Here is another incredible piece by Doreen done entirely in delica beads through the art of bead weaving. There are nearly 44,000 beads in this piece. I would give anything to actually see this piece hanging in a window with the light shining through it! Thanks again Doreen for sharing this with all of us and interpreting one of my designs into another artistic medium!
Eggs Ala Round - Lorna Phillips of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, stitched her masterpiece on 28ct Ray of Light Lugana and triple-matted it in raspberry, creme and green. Excellent choice on the matts Lorna! It makes the colors in the piece look more like pastel Easter Eggs and gives it a softer feel. I also love the setting and how you staged it in your home.
Sleepy Hollow - By Amanda Lowery of Blountsville, Alabama, chose an entirely different fabric -- 28ct Echo from Picture This Plus. It looks really spooky Amanda, great job!
Moose By Moonlight and Nightime Snack - By Doreen Low of Fairbanks, Alaska (only 25 miles from the North Pole!) I was so excited when Doreen sent me this photo. See, Doreen's favorite hobby is "bead weaving". Doreen says she often takes cross-stitch charts and adapts them so that she can do them on her loom. She uses delica beads since they are all the same size (very tiny) and they fit together like little tiles. Doreen used transparent beads on these two designs since they hang in a window and reflect the light differently throughout the day. I bet this picture does not do them justice and they must be absolutely stunning when the light shows through them! Outstanding job Doreen. I just can't wait to see Plum Pudding done like this. It will be incredible! Thanks so much for sharing your unique hobby with all of us.
Come Sit A Spell - By Lisa Piscitello of Carol Stream, IL. Stitched on 18ct Royalty Flair by Enchanted Fabrics. Instead of stitching the spiderweb in black floss, Lisa used #4 Very Fine Braid in Black. Notice that the spooky eyeballs in the martini glasses look a bit larger than on the original model. That's because Lisa used an 18ct fabric, instead of a 28ct over 2. It looks great Lisa ... the fabric rocks!
Sleepy Hollow - By Linda Mosch of Morristown, NJ, USA. Linda made this piece her own by adding a strand of Kreinik Glow-in-the-Dark Grapefruit Blending Filament to the Caron Waterlilies Lemon-n-Lime when stitching the full moon in this piece. It looks outstanding Linda and your framer did a phenomenal job as well!
Plum Pudding - By Robynne McFarlane of Queensland, Australia. Robynne enjoyed stitching Plum Pudding so much that she is now working on Cherries Jubilee. We can't wait to see it Robynne!
Ghool School - Another outstanding piece by Kendra Hansford of Raleigh, NC. Stitched on Dusty Sunset 14ct hand-dyed Aida. Kendra says that she had so much fun stitching Ghool School that she will really miss these Halloween characters!
Murky Manor - By Kendra Hansford of Raleigh, NC. Stitched on a smokey gray Aida hand-dyed by the stitcher herself! Kendra says Murky Manor is one of her favorites and that she will be proudly displaying it in her dining room this Halloween season. Beautiful job Kendra!
New Snow - By Lisa Piscitello of Carol Stream, IL. Stitched on 16ct Dawn by Sugar Maple Fabrics. Lisa actually stitched this some time ago, however just recently had it framed. Lisa commented that she really enjoyed stitching with the Caron Collection Wildflowers threads.
Witch Parking Only - By Lynn Scully of Carol Stream, IL. Witch Parking Only is a new 2011 Halloween release. Lynn did a fabulous job customizing this design and making it one-of-kind by stitching it on Flash Aida by Picture This Plus and changing the toad colors to London Fog and Caper. Lynn stitched Witch Parking only as a special gift for her mother who just loves frogs (and toads too!) The colors look great Lynn!
Wicked Wanda - By Lisa Piscitello of Carol Stream, IL. Wicked Wanda was a design that appeared on the cover of the September 2010 issue of the Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine. Lisa changed things up just a bit by stitching her piece on 18ct French Lavender by Sugar Maple Fabrics and stitching the spiders in Kreinik Black #4 Very Fine Braid, instead of black floss. Lisa and her close friend Lynn are huge Glendon Place fans!
GP-146 Murky Manor - By Ellen Baglivi of Monroe, NJ. Ellen says of the 30 years that she has been stitching, this is one of the most fun pieces she has ever worked on. When she had it framed at Michael's, all the employees cam running and just had to see the haunted house! It's stunning Ellen!
GP-168 The Witches Wheel - By Kathy Bennett of Adrian, MI. There is just no end to the imaginations and creativity of stitchers. Kathy decided to change the fabric to Prank by Picture This Plus and make her finished piece into a banner. Another wonderful way to keep expenses down and make storing from Halloween to Halloween easy and efficient. Wonderful Kathy!
GP-168 The Witches Wheel - By Tammy Folse of Louisiana. Tammy really outdid herself with the finishing on this fabulous piece. Ghosts, candy corn and even a witches hat embellish this wickedly charming Halloween decoration. Thanks for making my design look so awesome Tammy!
GP-165 Dance of the Tulips - By Sharon Craig of Reddick, FL. Wow! Dance of the Tulips looks great in any color and check out the beautiful job of framing by Cindy Dunlow Frames of Ocala, FL. Super job Sharon, enjoy your piece!
GP-165 Dance of the Tulips - By Kathy Bennett of Adrian, MI. Kathy just loved Dance of the Tulips but really wanted to do it in lavenders so it would match her bedroom decor. In addition she chose to use a fabric from Stitches & Spice in Australia. Fabulous job Kathy, it's georgeous!
GP-168 The Witches Wheel - By Bonnie Olson of Brookfield, MA. Bonnie got very creative and stitched her design on 40ct Garden State Java (primitive green), swapped out the Mill Hill Beads for bright DMC colors, and then did a fabulous job of mounting her piece inside a black tin plate. Now that's a whole different approach to finishing. Nice job Bonnie!
GP-161 Sleepy Hollow - By Deborah Smith of Hyde Park, NY. Deborah said that Sleepy Hollow was very fun to stitch!
GP-146 Murky Manor - By Domie, Middle of France (near Orleans)
GP-111 A Ghostly Gathering - By Jean Bendula, Brick City Cross Stitch, Ocala, FL
GP-147 Monster March - By Suzanne Proulx, Brick City Cross Stitch, Ocala, FL
GP-155 Web of Stash - By Lisa Piscitello of Illinois. Stitched on 18ct Pumpkin Pizzaz Flair by Enchanted Fabrics. Lisa said she just loved this design because it was "quick and easy to do".