Yesterday I finally got in the mood to attack the 28 Jessica stitches that were the next step on my Jean Hilton project. The Jessicas turned out to be smaller than I thought. Once I practiced a couple I was on a roll. It did take time but I slowly stitched each one and smiled as each little circle was complete. I continued to complete one of the quarters and hope today to finish the other three areas today. This is a jewel of a project.
I keep looking at Baroque and just can’t get up for doing Jessicas. There are about 30 of them and they are small 🔜🔜🔜
I decided to play with my guilds summer challenge. If you remember I pulled a bag of threads blindly. There are 6 threads, color coordinated, a canvas of my choice (eggshell) with a line drawn design. Rules say all threads must be used but more can be added. I am thinking my finished goal is a patchwork quilt square. By changing the colors around I am anxious to see the different effects. The challenge will be the trimmings that will separate the sections.
Here are the first two areas completed:
Jean Hilton was quite a designer. How she ever in visioned all her stitches is beyond me. It is always a challenge do do one of her designs and BAROQUE falls into that category. Here is my progress.
I tried several different angles for my photo…..the light direction really shows no matter which direction I used. The only thing different was which areas changed in appearance. Taking needlepoint photos is a challenge by itself 😀
Now I am really stretching myself. Three projects going and finding time for all of them. Today I began an ANG Chapter Summer Challenge. At the meeting last Saturday those choosing to participate drew blindly a bag of threads and chose a color line drawn canvas that was best for the threads. The rules are 1: no swapping or changing colors. All colors must be used in the design so that they are readily recognizable. 2: additional threads or embellishments can be added 3: the line drawing can not be altered. Finished projects will be shared at the November potluck meeting.
Here is what I am starting with: