The following photos are a few of the her nativity pieces that are an exclusive to the Needle Works. In case you are wondering, that's what Brenda was stitching while she was at the retreat.
Colleen had the Holy Family framed with a light behind the stained glass window. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the circular window was all beaded so that the light shines through. Unfortunately due to my camera, the window looks white. But in real life, it is dazzling with color. Definitely a finishing technique that I've never seen before, but absolutely loved.
|Magi with Elephant|
|Magi with Horse|
For those of you who know me, you've probably already guessed that I couldn't resist this series. I joined the club and started stitching the first canvas at the retreat! I think my mother, who was also at the retreat, thought I was a little crazy to buy another nativity series, as I already have the Kelly Clark nativity and Amy Bunger stitch guides. But sometimes you just have to be a little crazy and go for it. Besides, I'm justifying it with this reasoning: I have two kids whom I would like to give each a nativity, so I have to stitch two. Right!
|Holy Family Canvas|
So far, I've really enjoyed stitching this piece and have added it into my rotation of canvases. I'll keep you posted on my progress.
If you would like to see more of Brenda Stofft's work, make sure you check out her website. To see the rest of the nativity series, you can view them at the Needle Works' website.