Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Canvas

The first canvas of the Halloweenies series is quite large.  It would be easy to get overwhelmed.  The good thing is that Amy has broken it down into segments for us. We can just concentrate on the one little area we are working on.  I took that a step further by breaking down the roof shingle areas into three segments.  First I concentrated on the area on the left.  I decided how many eyelets I wanted to make in that section only, which shingle to put them in, then what colors to make the eyelets.  I stitched those first, then did the rest of that area.

Then I worked just in the panel with the eye.  (Can't wait to see what we do with it.)  Again I decided how many eyelets and what colors for them.  Then the others fell into place.  And finally I worked the remaining skinny sections on the right the same way.

I plan to do that with the front of the house as well.  It really helps me not get overwhelmed.  I hope more little coffins arrive at your doors today!


  1. Very good helpful hints, Peggy. Also good encouragement about trying to not get overwhelmed. You are the best!

  2. My little coffin is not here yet!! I'm sure it's on the way, but I'm about to drag one of these drivers in my neighborhood out of their trucks!!

    Cindy Chalfant

  3. It's here! It's here! It's here!

  4. My coffin arrived today!!! The house is extraordinarily painted--I'm so thrilled!! I think I'll just stare at it tonight--lol--oh--ok--maybe I'll get it on stretcher bars while I stare!!

  5. Thanks Peggy, I love how your shingles look. The Hearse delivered my coffin today!! It was great to see when I got home from work. The Halloween Pins were a wonderful surprise also. I got my sewing machine out and basted material around the canvas. It is now being stretched :)Keep giving us your hints. I am starting tonight on this huge canvas.

  6. Peggy

    Thanks for the tip and your right on target. It is a big project and so very busy and taking it section by section is a great idea. I am still outlining the morter and for a change, I am not in a big hurry and just savoring the stitching and what is going to happen to this canvas over the year.

    Sue VanderNoor

  7. Ladies, I a blown away by your enthusiasm. This is going to be such a fabulous journey. This series is so unique, and not for the faint of heart. Amy will challenge us the whole way. We will learn so much this year. Thank you for coming along!

  8. I managed to get some of the mortar done last night. I am headed to Kinkos today to make a color copy of the canvas, as it seems we will be covering and the embellishing several areas of the canvas. This project has really got me moving in desparate fear of being left behind!!

    My head nearly popped off reading the description for completing the shingles last night. I'm already seeing an "I survived Amy's Halloweenies" t-shirt!!

  9. Cindy, Please don't get discouraged. We will all work on this together. It will be fun.


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