Wednesday, March 10, 2010

No, not strawberries

DH looked at what I got done tonight and said "that looks like strawberries" and after I punched him (not really!, LOL), I explained that these are the Honeysuckle petals that will be added to the background petals I previously stitched. "Oh, sure" he says and wanders off while I just realize he also calls what I do "sewing". Anyway, I first tacked the 28 gauge wire to the line drawn patterns on the muslin. Next up is to buttonhole stitch all the way around and then using the same color thread, I started to long and short stitch the top areas. I will be adding two more colors in each of the four petals.....see the other two at the bottom of the hoop.....which by the way is a one inch deep hoop that can be seriously tightened. The fabric needs to be tight as a drum while working on it. See the little dips on the petal on the left? I did that while I was securing my ending thread on the back. I will retighten my hoop before I start stitching tomorrow.


Front Range Stitcher said...

Wonderful, looking forward to seeing this one unfold. :) Stumpwork, yes?

Pierrette =^..^= said...


Had a good laugh reading your post this morning as had no idea that you could turn so violent for such a little honest mistake (big grin).

My husband also comes up with some interesting ones at times and like you I rush to correct him :-)

Enjoying myself reading yours and Jane's post this morning.

Pierrette =^..^=

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

My husband refers to my needlepoint as knitting. I have begun to suspect he knows quite well it is NP but is doing this to wind me up as when he's talking to someone else and mentions my stitching, he calls it NP.