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.
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.