I finished the cupcake liner using the diagonal Gobelin stitch with the two shades of Gold Rush 18. I also started the very bottom row of the Wave Stitch using dark pink Flair. I am working this piece on an offwhite 18 count canvas that is flecked with gold. I will not be working an additional background behind it as I like the canvas very much like it is as it offsets the liner.
The stitching rotation is working out pretty well for these four pieces. Ecrusheen and the Kimono are both very monochromatic pieces and I hope you are seeing the depth of the fiber combinations in each of those. The iris piece is becoming even more interesting as we start to add the leaves and I am now sure that the leaves will be done before the July meeting starts and we begin the background for it. I think this piece will be a quick finish as well.
Hope you stay tuned!