Friday, October 8, 2010

A welcome from DeElda....

Welcome to the first blog from me, DeElda – otherwise known as Dee. As many of you may not know, I have been in the needle arts business for over 40 years. Yes, that does date me, but my intention for all of these 40 plus years is to offer contemporary, funky and colorful needlepoint and quilt designs that will appeal to all of us.

As my friends started turning “over 40” a few years back, they asked if I would start painting needlepoint designs that had less shading and more solid colored areas. It seems that they loved stitching but the heavy shading of many designers kept them from finishing their projects. They would put the project down, think about all the work it was going to take to finish it up – during the daylight hours when they could actually SEE the canvas - and, sadly enough, it sat in a drawer FOREVER.

So, here I am today with an ever expanding needlepoint design business, a Facebook page and a web site. Who would have guessed.

Take a look. If you don’t see something you like, I can paint about anything – and I mean, anything. I once painted a Christmas stocking covered with different sized breasts. This does not mean I paint x-rated canvases. I do not. But I do paint about anything else, so let me know what you would like.

I am about snowed under currently (even though snow is about 6 weeks away for those of us in Iowa) finishing custom Christmas stockings so all painting will probably happen after January 1st. Thanks for looking in. Come back again soon to see some great custom ornaments – those are my favorite thing to paint. Maybe I can paint one for you?