Friday, January 13, 2012

Snow Day

 So it started snowing last night and then most of today....just about six inches so far....this is the view out the back door....with me inside....warm...dry...so I picked up the chart and the needles. I am working on Cat's Eyes. This design won a 1st place ribbon at the Woodlawn Needlework show last year . It is just one of the beautiful designs by Ms. Biggs and if you have not had the opportunity to see her others, go to  www.threedles.com and check them out.   She has graciously given me permission to stitch this on the blog, and ask if I have any questions.  I had ordered the pattern and all the fibers a bit ago.    The pattern pack consists of 43 pages of instructions, charts, graphs and a lot of color in those.  She has provided three different colorways to choose from and I am going to stitch the Cleopatra colorway shown in the photo yesterday....with one exception.  I am working it on blue canvas not tan.....Areas of the canvas will remain open and I preferred the blue...you know me.  So today, this is what I did:
First, a Smyrna cross circle is worked with Waterlilies in Nutmeg....how pretty is that?  Then, Petite Frosty Rays formed the star pattern and is overlaid with Kreinik cord to create the star on the star.  Last, I moved out and started a border of two rows of Smyrnas using the Waterliles again. 

4 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Here we go! I'm going to settle down on the couch with my bowl of popcorn and watch....

Lara said...

i'm with jane on this one!

Nicola said...

Me too.

lewmew said...

This has been on my want list ever since I laid eyes on it. Can't wait to watch your progress.