I have finally made some progress. It has been a busy couple of weeks. Time sure goes by fast the older you get.
The background stitch was done with a single strand of floss and was a pleasure, non stressful stitching session. The beginning of some extra border looks good to me. Now I need to figure out what comes next. I really want to get this done. Always excited for a new project..
The satin circle is being done with four strands of silk over a cardboard circle. I calls for two layers but I am sure it will take more layers before I am happy with the look. Too bad I do not have the perfect button. Circles are certainly a challenge.
Off The Beaten Path is a Carolyn Mitchell design that is made up of three panels. I am only doing the bottom panel. I just want a small counted project at this time. I have it started on a larger than necessary piece of sage green canvas and I am toying the idea of adding some extra border.
The first step on the border is tied oblong cross stitch. I ordered the kit for this so I have great threads. Soie Cristale by Caron is a lovely silk. It is 12 ply and the tied cross stitch is done in three ply. Laying silk is such a pleasure ❤️❤️
While on our trip to Yuma last week I managed to make some progress on Tassels. I stitched three out of four days. That might be a record. I took my favorite traveling stitch book “Stitches To Go” and spent much time looking for a suitable stitch for the two oblong tassels…….no decisions were made. I am probably making it too big a deal but selecting stitches is still my weak point.
No on to a new project while I continue to think about those tassels……😀
I took my Tassels project on our 5 day trip and made some progress. However today while catching up on laundry I sat down at my floor frame and finished my Candles. I was so close that I really wanted to finish something ‼️ Yeah. May have to add a background later but for now it is going in my famous stack for awhile.
I am ready to start a counted piece…don’t know which one. Get to search through my charts. 😌
Picture of Tassels in my next post.
This may turn out to be my first finish of the year. I had to carefully lay four strands of dark blue floss to cover the top portion of the canvas. This is a painted canvas so why was the top left white???
I am trying to figure how to finish this. I would like to have it framed. That would mean doing some background stitching. This presents another challenge ( notice I did not say problem) I would like the outside edges of the candles to be smoother. I may have to couch a line or two of metallic ( ?) braid after I do the background.. I am anxious to finish this as I am so close to the end and it fits into my goal for the year. Which is to complete several Christmas projects for my entry hall by next year.
My DH and I are packing tonite for a week trip to Yuma. We have friends who now live in Yuma and some friends from our days of RVing are gathering for a rally. Of course I am taking a project. The Tassels are going with me because there is some easy stitching and some easy decisions I can make on the fly.