Friday, February 20, 2009

Les Ballon

This is the next Kick Back & Stitch design by Terry Gifford that I am working. This is another gift that I need to complete for an upcoming birthday. The original is pictured in greens but this recipient likes these colors. I created the circle by stitching Smyrna's around the design with Perle Cotton. Then the interior Smyrna's are done using Pebbly Perle, P86. I attached the blue metallic bugle beads, passing through twice, with a dark purple beading thread. Last, I started the upright cross stitch using DMC Jewel Effects. I have changed the fibers called for in the design in order to shop my "stash".
I have been finishing for the last couple of days, and by tomorrow hope to have at least one photo for you to see of those!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

I love those colors - and you have until early July (my birthday) to finish it. Beautiful project, it is.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

I'm curious about what goes above/below the middle beaded stripe. And of course curious about how to get on the birthday gift list!

Jane, who didn't get dibs before Judy on this one-rats

Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

I don't have any of the Balloon patterns so I'll be looking forward to seeing how this one works up.

Very pretty so far!

Windy Meadow