Saturday, May 9, 2009

Starting Ecrusheen

You knew it would knew I could not resist.....especially if it is done in Ecru.....I have no willpower......I am very weak!
I had to start the Loretta Spears piece!! Ecrusheen (Mystery #12) was sitting there with all the fibers ready to go just yelling my name!
So, here we go. The South Cross Stitch is worked with Kreinik #4 in 205C. The recipe calls for three spools of this so we are going to be seeing it a lot! It is also worked with DMC Perle Cotton #12 in Ecru. This is a very interesting stitch, not hard to work, but you need to pay serious attention to your counting and the diagram.
After that, I used a single strand of Marlitt and did four straight base Sprats Heads on each of the sides.
Not bad for the first night's work!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!


Cyn said...

Hi Pat,

Somehow I thought you would pick that one first! LOL!!!

Okay, I'll sit back and enjoy watching this one. I have a nice cold drink and I've popped some popcorn.

And I have XOctogon #11 to look forward to. :-)

Windy Meadow

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Like Cynthia, I was pretty sure also that you would pick this one (grinning).

I guess then I have no choice and I will just have to stitch the Iris myself (big smile).

Looking forward to see how this one develops.

Pierrette =^..^=

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Goody. I like watching these mysteries develop, especially since I'm not the one carefully counting!

Lots of gold, huh? That must account for the "sheen" part of the name.

Pass the popcorn, Cyn!