Thursday, June 18, 2015
I opened an email from Fiona McKinnon of Melbourne, Australia with this picture of her beautiful work. It is a design of Tracy Horner's of Ink Circles, called Solitaire. Fiona stitched it using our SNC 102 Grape Soda on 32 ct. Belfast Linen. I'm sure you agree that the color is simply stunning in this design!
There is a touching story regarding this stitching of this piece in Fiona's words: "I started it for my boss's wife, she fell ill last August, and sadly passed away in February. Far too young and a very gentle, kind and loving lady. I finished it last month, had it framed, and gave it to Peter, in loving memory of Ann Elizabeth Carpenter, he was very pleased."
Fiona wrote: "I love the rich colors in The Thread Gatherer range, my favorite colors are purples, pinks and reds." She is working on another Ink Circles design using our Regal Orchid color. Fiona says visiting lovely needlework stores in the U.S. in on her bucket list. Thanks Fiona for sharing with us. Her work is the perfect example of taking one of our colors you love and using it in any design of your choosing which then makes the design uniquely yours!
Still dyeing, threads that is!