Friday, July 17, 2015

almost a finish...

i was able to finish the electric blue paint that is so iconic to Commander's Palace. i love how it looks like the wood slats on the actual building. 

needlepoint commander's palace

Just a few finishing touches and this one will be moved to the finish pile! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

half-way there!

typically a smaller project like this wouldn't take me so long, but we went on a little mini vacation to LA for a wedding, so progress halted!

needlepoint commander's palace

i decided to tackle the roof and outlining first. i switched from floss to ribbon for the columns and the awning at the bottom to give it more of a sheen. had to rip out the black outlining since i wasn't paying attention and used the wrong color. 

needlepoint commander's palace

can't wait to dive in to the turquoise and create the siding!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

a new + flavorful start

continuing on with the small canvases, i pulled this friend out of my stash for some play. this will be a fun reminder of life in Louisiana, and one of my favorite fancy restaurants!

needlepoint commander's palace

if you've ever spent time in New Orleans, or are familiar with the city, you have probably heard of Commander's Palace!

"Commander's Palace has been a New Orleans landmark since 1880. Known for the award-winning quality of its food and its convivial atmosphere, the history of this famous restaurant offers a glimpse into New Orleans' storied past and has been the go-to destination for Haute Creole cuisine and whimsical Louisiana charm. Originally built by Emile Commander as a wedding gift for a daughter who never married, Commander's Palace has evolved into a culinary legend."