Sunday, November 9, 2008

Paula Vaughan

I LOVE Paula Vaughan. If you have never heard of her, she is an artist who does wonderful watercolors with quilts and flowers as main themes. Leisure Arts used to adapt her works for cross stitch, although I'm not sure what the status of that is currently. I have all of her leaflets/books. I LOVE her work. Here is her website: and here is a list of leaflets: Paula Vaughan leaflet list. On the leaflet list, click on the title of a leaflet to see a picture. If you are not familiar with her paintings or her cross stitch patterns, it will give you a flavor of what she is all about.
Anyway, in going through my UFOs the past couple of days I came across 2 different PV pieces that I had started and never finished. One is Delicate Beauties which just needs to be backstitched (no small feat when you consider all the flowers and stems etc in there) and one is Quilting Lessons which is done except for filling in all the white on the quilt and then the backstitching. I changed my mind about what material I chose for Quilting Lessons and so I never finished it. Well, when I looked at it again, I realized that it would be perfect in my bathroom. So I got it out to start filling in the quilt. This is what I am starting from:

I started Garden Party at the first of this year, and didn't get very far before I got involved in something else. However, I think my focus for the new year is going to be to get some of these PVs that I have wanted to do forever stitched and framed for my den.


Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhhh, Suz! That is just lovely! I do love her stuff but refuse to stitch it ;o)

Pam said...

I get excited, too, when I see that people post comments to my blog. I enjoy reading yours.

Lori-Ann said...

Although flowers are'nt my thing as far as designing... those ARE nicely designed and they seem mirror your personality, I think.

I will still like seeing your progress. :oD