I have finished the pilot project of a double four way bargello. The designer gave me permission to show you some of it.
Now I must work on a 4 X 4 Way design. I was struggling with a color scheme. Having a “writers block” on choosing colors. I was sound asleep last night when the light bulb went off…… If any of you have been following me forever you may remember a Bargello project entitled “Carnival ” that I designed and hit a wall as to how to fill the small areas where the Bargello pattern comes together. In moving I put it away. That was probably four years ago. Since then I have done lots of Bargello and when I pulled out the partially done project I almost laughed at the small amount of area to be finished. I like the colors and have decided to use them on my 4 X 4 Way project. Photo below.
So my picture did not post. Trying to figure out why ‼️
I tried to post this photo yesterday but WordPress wasn’t working……or my internet want working……who knows. I am trying again. I really enjoyed this small counted cross stitch on 18 ct canvas.
Bargello is just plain fun and easy. My tip for those who would like to try a 4 Way Bargello project…DO NOT skip the basting that is suggested in most 4-Way charts. Working on the true diagonal is a must and as much as you may think you can follow the diagonal without basting, take my word. It is easier said than done. I can not tell you how much I have ripped out on previous projects because I knew I could work without basting.
Here is the beginning of a double 4-Way pilot project….
I can not share a photo of the Liz Morrow’s Four Way Bargello project that I will be piloting. Stitching should take 2-3 weeks depending on how much stitching time I can squeeze into each day. So why am I mentioning this???
I was at my local (2hr away) LNS on Saturday to choose colors, which Liz said I could 😍. I wanted to do something “out of my box”…..here is the result. The thread is Silk and Ivory with a metallic ribbon, just in case. After choosing the wild colors I checked the end cut canvas basket…always looking for sale canvas and……the threads are laying on the canvas I found. Must be karma. This Zwigert canvas color is Tramatized Toad…… I have never seen a piece of it in the sale basket before.
So what do you think ⁉️⁉️⁉️⁉️
I have worked a little on a lot of projects. Tassels is coming along. Almost finished. I have begun thinking about the black background.
Off The Beaten Path is done as far as the stitching. I still have the glitz to put on. Have to be in the mood for beads etc…
Wanted to start something new…. after going through my stack of charts I decided on a small cross stitch project. I do not do much counted cross stitch but once in a while I get in the mood for easy stitching and am willing to highlight every stitch I do on an enlarged copy of the chart. Keeping track of where I am stitching is the biggest challenge of counted cross stitch.
In my spare time I am program chair for my local ANG chapter and am working on two major projects. I will share more on these as my guild members get going on each of them.. Now I just do not know what to work on today 🙄🙄🙄