The Abbey Club - Dowager
Did you know that The Stitching Studio and Gift Boutique in Richmond, VA (PH: 804-269-0355) is hosting a club for all the Abby characters? And, I was fortunate to be asked to create the stitch guides! How fun.
There are currently six characters that have been released: The Dowager; The Earl; The Scullery Maid; The Valet; The Head Housemaid; and The Countess. There is also an exclusive character to club members. Are you ready for this one? It is Sybil in her harem pants! She is sooooo cool!
Club members get a painted canvas and stitch guide. The thread kits are optional. Can't get much more accommodating do you think?
The first character kit to be released on September 1 is The Dowager. Who else! Right?
The designer of this series, Rogue Needlepoint, chose to not include facial features. I can certainly understand why. How could you ever capture that wonderful look that The Dowager shoots across the room in such a small space on a canvas? They have captured her 'attitude' wonderfully in this small piece and it is great fun to stitch.
The canvases are approximately 6" x 9" on 18 mesh and work up very quickly. These would be hard to lay aside for the UFO bend if you are a fan!
Be sure to get your name in the pot and join the fun!
Remember to stitch with a smile!