I’m so excited!! Being a train nut, I’ve already stitched 4 cars from Lani – Engine, Passenger Car, Cattle Car, and Caboose. They hang on one wall of my needlepoint room. In the last week or so I’ve been able to obtain 2 canvases that are train related. This first one is a 3D Train Station that will be about 9″ X 5″ and almost 9″ tall. It’s says Rebecca in the lower right corner and looks a lot like other train scenes done by Rebecca Wood. Can anyone verify that this is a Rebecca Wood canvas? I’ve adopted this canvas that was started by another stitcher.
There are 3 canvases. The first is the train station itself. The previous stitcher outlined all the windows and did the window sills. I love the colors, threads and stitches she used and I will leave them alone. The foundation is also stitched and I won’t touch that. On the right side, you can see that she started the bricks and mortar. I don’t like the color she was using for the mortar and I can’t find the thread anywhere (I’ve searched online at thread sites) so I’m ripping it out a little each day. I prefer a beige/brown overdue that looks more like real mortar. The bricks are easy to take out and I’ll be restitching them with 2 shades of Splendor so I can make them a little darker next to the doors and windows like it was painted. I like that look.
The other 2 canvases form the roof. The smallest canvas is completed. So I’m working on the larger section of the roof a little each day. This is how it looked when I received it.
The gold Kreinik braid is over half done and I’ll add to that a little each day. There is also black Kreinik below each gold shape. I worked on that yesterday. There are 5 rows of green shingles along the longer sides and the rest of the shingles are brown. I’m also doing a little of that each day. I’ll follow her smaller canvas to stitch the snow when everything else on the roof is done.
I’m making a trip to Needle in a Haystack next week and will take the station canvas and my other train canvas with me to find lots of threads. I’ll show you the second train canvas after I have the threads I need to make it really shine.