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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Up to the Attic

I've got some momentum going on the Painted Lady Sewing Case.  I worked hard on it yesterday and finished the basement.  It has a lot of texture in it.

I am a bit of a snob when it comes to needlepoint.  Because the designs are usually worked on a much larger count, I don't think you can get nearly as much detail as when you work on 32 count linen.  But I have to say that there is a lot of detail even though this is 24 count congress cloth.   I thought of a way to take this project with me.  I don't want to take the huge heavy notebook of instructions.  So if I take a photo with my Ipad of the next few pages, I can work on it while I'm in LA.  I have started the area at the top - the attic.

I stitched a few berries.  I'm happy with them.  Then I attempted a leaf in long and short stitch.  I also used an intermediate color of green.  Duh, I didn't think of it until Megan suggested it.  Thanks!  I like how it turned out.  I'm going to put some of the gold thread down the middle of it.  Just a straight stitch, not a chain stitch.
See what it looks like compared to the other side.

I am thinking of signing up for the class to be offered on Needle 'n Thread.  It is Vintage Strawberries in long and short stitch.  It sounds like fun.  I need practice with that stitch.

1 comment:

  1. I've been following along as you stitch your ornament, and love the new leaf you stitched. I've been wanting to stitch this, and will have to remember the changes you've made.