Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kick Back, Day Three

I worked the North and South patterns today. I started by using the Tiara to do an oversize Smyrna Cross type stitch in the center. Next two over sized cross stitches overlaid with a diamond stitch on top of each of those, and then I repeated this all the way around the Smyrna. In between those, I added r strand long stitches in the blue floss, going into the center of the +. Last I used DMC rayon floss to overlay those with more long stitches.
For the background, I used two strands of floss and worked a blackwork type pattern to fill in each area.
This piece will be finished the next time it is in the rotation!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Never mind the rotation - finish it!! This is absolutely gorgeous.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Gosh, this is going fast. Guess Judy & I will have to fight over another of your pieces again....

The gold makes this pastel design much less pastel. Interesting what color does!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Please remind Jane that she's not in the loop on this one, as her birthday has already passed. Mine is in a few weeks. I agree that the gold is great with these pastel colors - keeps them from being to "sweet."

Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

Beautiful picture as I can really see the detail!

Are you enjoying using a rotation?

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