Friday, May 01, 2009

Winter Reflections, Mystery #2: Loretta Spears, designer, all stitched

Here is the completed Winter Reflections, Loretta Spears' Mystery #2.
While I was stitching this beautiful design, a thought kept creeping up in my head. Does this design has to be vertical or can it also be horizontal and at the same time respecting the designer's concept? I got my answer from Loretta herself. In her last lesson she says "I told you in my description of the design it could be used either vertical or horizontal ..." I can't remember reading that in her first four lessons, so perhaps it was in something else like when she was promoting her desig or something. With Loretta's blessing, my husband and I tried it both directions and we both agree that we like it better this way (big big grin).
Loretta says in lesson 3: "Do you see the light play? This is why I named this Winter Reflections. Living in the snow area you see so many shades of white when you have the sun shining on the snow. The mountain peaks are magnificent with their snow topping and the sun shining on them." Don't you just love it when the designer takes the time to tell you a bit about where she got her inspiration for a particular design?
Pat and Cynthia have commented on the speedy stitching of this piece. I fully agree, I have never done something that quickly before, but I have never find myself in a joint venture before either. With Sharon stitching a big section of it, I was able to stitch the rest rapidly. It is also true that I have only concentrated on this project instead of doing a bit of this and a bit of that. It sure has its advantages to work on a single project at a time :-)
I think that I will also provide a piece of silver lame to my framer to go under the stitched design, just like I did for Superstition, which is still at the framer since April 22.
To you, Sharon D. from South Carolina, a big big thank you for giving me the opportunity to stitch another Loretta Spears design. I will always be grateful :-)
Pierrette =^..^=


Beth in IL said...

Nice job! I am sure it will look lovely framed.

NCPat said...

It is just wonderful! I like the silver idea behind the piece!! One of these days, I will get the summer, spring, and fall done too!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

OMG this is a stunning piece which ever direction you hang it. It sounds like you really enjoyed stitching it.
Thanks for sharing

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Beth :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...


I am sure that you won't be able to resist too long (grinning)

Pierrette =^..^=

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Shay and yes I did enjoy stitching it :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Terry said...

I love the format of this being framed as a landscape instead of a portrait and think it really suits the design.

This has been a grand joint effort and I think that this is really lovely

Love to Stitch 99 said...


It was funny because all the time I was stitching this project, I kept thinking why is it not landscape instead of portrait in orientation.

Answer: It could be either way, so nobody can go wrong with this one, only a question of preference.

Pierrette =^..^=

Front Range Stitcher said...

Quite lovely Pierrette! You did your usual stunning job and it is a piece to be proud of. Think the silver lame is an excellent choice for the backing. Look forward to seeing it framed.

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

Beautiful finish!

I do like it better positioned this way.

I'm looking forward to seeing this framed! :-)

Windy Meadow

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!