Earlier today I opened my email to find this wonderful masterpiece stitched by Belle Sprague of California. A few years ago I did a class for the San Bernardino Chapter of ANG. Belle won the door prize, my CT 43, Eight Flying Jewels canvas.
The masterpiece took shape under the direction of a fine teacher, Shelley Mullin. Belle claims Shelley really stretched her stitching comfort zone. Belle entered it in a regional exhibit last April, the Shoreline Stitchers' Showcase in Palos Verdes, CA, and it won a first-place ribbon.
She is planning to enter it in a future exhibit. This will be her first entry in a National Exhibit.
I love the detached wings, I love the open stitches and I love the beads! I love it all.
Congratulations to Belle and to Shelley who guided her to create such a masterpiece. It makes me as a designer very proud to see such a breathtaking interpretation.
Best wishes for more awards Belle.