I just could not wait for the CyberPointer meeting to begin on Thursday to begin the March program. Tried to stitch slowly so I would not finish early……..failed miserably. Here is the finished project. As you can see I changed the design. Those who know me may not be surprised that I do change designs and more often colors. In addition to the design change I also changed the floss used for the sun and gold rays. I just wanted a little brighter gold for the sun. I think this is the first time I have attached a fetish. I am not sure I really like my results but it is not bad..
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.