Friday, December 2, 2016

The verticals

The vertical background stitches are done!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Working on the background

I am starting with the background on this one.  I did baste the outside edges to make it easier for laying in the threads.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What a witch!

I put this on the stretcher bars and am gathering threads and beads to start on this design by Jude.  It is going to be a stitched 8.5 x 9 design that is on black 18 count.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Surf & Sand is finished!

I added some eyelets and some Jessicas in the center next to the Bargello before adding the Sprat's Head in the corner.  Next in the border row, I added some double cross stitches.  Finally, beads were added in the center of the Jessicas, along the top right row of Moorish stitches and then along the double cross stitches.  This is done!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Border, part two

I added the row of Kreinik around the Bargello and then added Fan stitches with Perle.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The border

The right side is enclosed in a border.  I have used Pebbly Perle for the blue and am starting the next row with Kreinik.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The top right

The top right is finished!  A row of half crescents in white Kreinik, followed by a Fleur de Lis in Watercolours, and a pair of Jessicas!

Friday, November 25, 2016

More Surf

I added more surf on the right with Belle soie in a bargello stitch divided by some tent stitch Kreinik.