Friday, September 12, 2008

If it's fall, it must be leaves

Now, I am working with the Appleton Wool again. I am doing outline stitches for all of the leaves. I have filled in the veins on all of them, and then the palest leaves. These are the overturned leaves and the top of the leaves. There are three more colors to fill in. It will all be done with one strand of the Appleton wool as well!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

I like the way that overturned leaf looks! Please give that bumblebee some wings tomorrow. Please do prayers for the needlepoint shops in Houston - they sometimes flood in just heavy rain - and this is terrible! Also people who were too stubborn to leave. Tragic

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I like the long leaves that twist and turn. Are you having trouble with the Appleton? It is a looser twist than brands like Medici in my opinion so it looks "woolier" with more fuzzies. You can kind of counteract that (if you don't like the look) by rotating the needle every 2-3 stitches to tighter the twist down at the fabric end of the thread.

I like it, however!

NCPat said...

Some of the Appleton is thicker and thinner, and I had not thought to twist it a tad. In person it is not really fuzzy, but I will implement that suggestion for the strands that are like that. Thanks, Jane!
Judy--you will have to be patient as the wings are a lot later....still lots to do!