I like the sentiment on this project, Flowers of the Needle Never Fade. I worked on this all day and have made pretty good progress. I guess I want confirmation that I can embroider a casket as well as cross stitch one. I am itching to add some of my own flowers to the vine and a couple of extra colors of floss. I've already added a lighter green to the inside of the leaves. I don't really like that the leaves are all one color. I bet an overdyed silk floss would look nice. I'm going to try that on the needleroll. I think the really fun part will be the basket of flowers. Again I want to add some of my own ideas. I like how the spangles look. I wonder where you buy those. I haven't seen them at needlework stores, but I haven't really looked for them either. I am looking forward to shopping at ABC Stitch Therapy and Delectable Mountain Cloth next month while going to the New England Stitchers' Retreat (three weeks away!).
Margaret asked me what I want to do on the sides of the small box. I found a couple of snippets of samplers that I would like to stitch and just see how they look.
Then I thought about more of a border around the sides. Oops, this is upside down but you get the idea.
Then yesterday, Tricia told us what she has in mind for the small box " I do have a design for you for the little box - it will allow you to try purl work on the front, satin work with a bit of relief on the top and then the different types of woven geometric work on the sides. :-)"
I want to try these but I don't know if the different styles will go together. I also want to try a William Morris design to see how that looks. What would a bargello look like on the ends? So many possibilities!
I can't believe that I am at the end of another week. I have a special kit that I want to win on ebay this weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.