I’ve called and emailed so many needlepoint shops, all across the country. Most shops are out of all Peteis, but, if you work at it, you can find Petei canvases.
If you are looking for Peteis, please contact me. I can put you in touch with an individual who has many she is looking to sell.
I have found all but one of the canvases I was looking for. I’m still looking for Nana, the Saint Bernard from Peter Pan.
So I’m pretty close to having wonderful sets of ornaments to needlepoint for each person in my family.
For my husband, I’m making Navajo rug reproductions from GailVail. I came across my box of crewel wool in the garage last week, so I’ll be using them.
For my eldest daughter, we have the Petei Peter Pan series. This is her favorite book in the world. She even wrote her senior thesis in college on it.
For my son, we have Kathy Schenkel Pirates series. He’s nuts about pirates and these will be so fun including as they do two parrots and a treasure chest. I did the blue parrot for him last year, this I’m thinking the treasure chest.
For my youngest daughter, Petei’s Alice in Wonderland. This all started because of that series. I bought the hookah-smoking caterpillar and stitched it one year when she was little because he was so odd. Alice followed. That’s the start of a series. She was the Mad Hatter for a prank in college, so I’m going to customize that one to look like her outfit.
So today at the Perry household, there is much rejoicing because I have most of the canvases I’ve been looking for.
But if you have Nana (BTW she’s a Saint Bernard) and don’t plan on stitching it, let me know. I’d love to buy it.