Today’s Long or Tall canvas from Zecca is this fabulous heron – Catching a Ride. This canvas is much more detailed than the others in the series so there’s more fun stitches in its new stitch guide. The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ on 18ct, and fits in all those odd beside the door […]
And for today’s offering in Zecca’s Long and Tall world we have Dragonfly Flight! Just a few areas each with its own fun stitch all documented in a brand new stitch guide. The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ on 18ct, and fits in all those odd beside the door spaces in your house. If […]
Chickens in the Coop!
Of course I love this chicken. He’s polka dotted! And now he too has a stitchguide! The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ on 18ct, and fits in all those odd beside the door spaces in your house. If you love polka dots like I love polka dots then you need a chicken! Here’s the […]
Tonight’s announcement of a Long/Tall stitchguide is the Tall Cat with a Small Bird by Zecca! Look at that face! The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ on 18ct, and fits in all those odd beside the door spaces in your house. If you are a cat lady and you own it, you need this […]
The Moon is Shining
The moon is shimmering on this fox. Another oh so tall canvas from Zecca! It now has its stitchguide! The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ on 18ct, and fits in all those odd beside the door spaces in your house. If foxes are your thing, here’s the link. xo ruth
No one does chameleons like Zecca does chameleons. It’s a fact, LOL. This is the newest, cutest chameleon and he’s rainbow colored!!! Nice Snack by zecca now has a guide! The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ on 18ct, and fits in all those odd above a door spaces in your house. If you’d like […]
Who didn’t see this one coming? If I were to write a guide for a canvas with a snake on it, don’t you think I would make it sparkle? Better yet, don’t you think I’d make it sparkle with beads? Yep, that’s what I did. And that’s not all of it. Long Snake by zecca […]
Long dog is the next in the Zecca series of long and tall canvases. Just wait until you see what I did with the background on this one! The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ and fits in all those odd beside a door spaces in your house. He’s a good dog and doesn’t need […]
Tall Llamas are the best llamas! Soft furry and full of love when designed by Karen of ZECCA fame. This one now has a stitchguide! The painted canvas is 6″ x 24″ and fits in all those odd beside a door spaces in your house. If llamas are your thing or if you just want […]
I mentioned yesterday that there would be a post a day for the foreseeable future, and I almost missed on day one! OY! I am currently in the throws of writing guides for virtually all of the Zecca Long and Tall canvases! It all started with the Long Fish. He’s cute and he’s long and […]
Wishing for Peace
OM. OM. New from ZECCA. Perfect for visualizing a little more peace in your life. Hand painted on 18ct and now with a stitch guide ready for you to follow along, creating more peaceful stitching. These are some of the fun threads that I used in the guide. Here’s the link if you would like […]
They are TALL
Just when you fell in love with Zecca’s long canvases she has designed tall canvases! So fun. Five more choices of fabulous canvases to fill those funny spaces in our houses. All are available on 18ct or 13ct. Tall Llama Tall Angel Tall Cat with Small Bird Tall Fox and the Moon Tall Coo Coo […]
Zecca has done it again. I love the way her mind works. Five new canvases with so many fun possibilities. Finish as a long pillow or bolster, frame for above a door or as part of a grouping or consider turning into a super fun bucket bag. Each is sillier than the next. Long Dog […]
I love this girl. She makes me happy. I loved every moment stitching her and now she is home again, hanging on the walls of the beehive! Why Fit In by Zecca with stitchguide by me. My mind is a mysterious place. I see this piece as timeless. I chose classic framing for it. I […]
He’s a Fisher Bird!
How fun was this? Our ZECCA Tall Bird on a Rock Mystery Class has come to an end. He’s a fisher bird! Is he incognito? Did he have a bad beak job? Either way this guy is a hoot and super de duper fun to stitch. The final lesson really brought him to life. There’s […]
In an Octopus’ Garden
Oh so fun! We just finished Zecca Retreat 2018. I love this event. Best friends, great canvas, fabulous colors. What more could we want? Karen, the joyous mind that is Zecca designs a brand new canvas just for us. She likes to challenge me with the subject, LOL. It is then my job to write […]
Zecca Retreat 2018
It’s time to unveil Zecca Retreat 2018! This is by far one of our favorite events. Karen Hennessey herself comes to class and hangs out with us stitching. We visit we play, we can ask her questions like what were you thinking when you decided this octopus should be gifting us with flowers and hearts. […]
Shrinkets are Here!
We had so much fun when Julie Haymaker was here. The ideas are flowing! We have added the basics to our shop so you can now order plastic, molds, tools and kits here or through Julie’s website. We have lots of fun stuff coming. Julie and I couldn’t help ourselves. We were inspired. We […]
You know how I roll; I like to work my backgrounds first. It simply makes counting easier. Yesterday was the first lesson of our newest Mystery Class, Tall Bird on a Rock by Zecca. I designed a fun background pattern that while large and bold fits the whimsy of the canvas nicely. We started the […]
Tall Bird on a Rock – Mystery Class
Pretty clear title, no? How crazy is this bird? You know I love all things zecca and this canvas is no exception. It’s a bird on rock. Oh wait, the bird is wearing a mask. Is he dressed for Halloween? Is he hiding from something? Maybe that’s part of the mystery. I decided to do something […]
A tiny bird flew home
It’s a tiny bird that I love! We stitched this as a mystery class last summer and it’s back from the finisher as a tailored pillow. It graces our front room at the beehive. Such a pretty canvas – Hummingbird designed by Zecca. This is such a fun canvas to stitch. It’s just happy. It’s […]
Why Fit In?
When you were born to stand out? This seems so fitting just a day after the death of Kate Spade. Her style was classic yet whimsical and she wasn’t afraid of color! She shared my love of pink and orange and of course polka dots. Life is always better with glitter and sparkle. She lived […]
Birds in Paradise!
Oh! I love it when pieces are finished. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a beautiful canvas off the stretcher bars. I’m almost as excited when its someone else’s canvas as when its mine, LOL! Jamie and Catherine started these two zecca birds in my embellishment class in January and they are now complete! […]
It’s finished and framed and ready to hang! A Couple of Friends was the 2017 Zecca retreat. It’s a darling piece, not too big and not too small and of course just a little quirky. After all isn’t there always a bird talking to a statue of a bird in front of a painting of […]