Thursday, June 4, 2009

Adding green.....

The stem under the iris is stitched first by padding it with two long straight stitches. Then using the same four strands of DMC, I covered those with the satin stitch. The very pale under stitch on the right also has a long 4 strand straight stitch and then is covered with vertical satin stitches. Last I started the dark green doing the Encroaching Gobelin to finish the leaf on the right. I started the leaf on the left, but did not get it done. These two leaves shift to the right. I think I am pretty close to being on track for completing this before the July 1st deadline.

Answers: Jane asked where I came up with the line sketch on the cupcake and is the frosting a bargello pattern. Since my mom is the artist and I cannot draw stick people, I went to the coloring books! LOL. Amazing what you can find there! Sometimes the simplest shapes can be embellished a tad to look like what we want. I looked at a lot of gorgeous cupcakes on line and they were beautiful, and made me hungry!, when I realized that the coloring book would have the most basic ideas. The frosting is going to done in the Wave stitch, which looks a lot like a bargello stitch.


M&Co. said...

O.K. Pat. I'm trying to figure out what your rotation is. It looks like you've got four different projects going. How did you decide? How long do you work on one before moving on to the next?

I was also wondering whether you'd finished your guardian angel dog? I've not seen the finished version. Or have I and I'm just having a mature moment.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

The green is really making the iris come to life.

I do love that project and can't wait to start working on it.

Pierrette =^..^=

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I like what the green adds to this piece also. The leaves are going to be very pretty!

Thanks for the details about the cupcake. Coloring books, here we come!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

The iris is truly beautiful. Maybe I'll accept that for my b'day in July and let Jane have the blue box. Coloring books are indeed a treasure trove of line drawings to use - I used to klep Winnie the Pooh to do things for my children.