Saturday, October 13, 2012

That's more like it!!

I was able to sit down and stitch for hours and hours last weekend and finally have some decent progress to show on a project.

Here is Dimple Designs' Twilight of the Tsars before my stitchy weekend:

And after:

This is stitched on 32-count Smokey Pearl Belfast with DMC - cotton and rayon threads, Kreinik, and Mill Hill beads.  The fabric color is actually about half-way between that shown in the before and after photos - it's a blue-grey.  The white flowers are DMC rayon which was not my favorite thread to stitch with but not as bad as I thought it would be.  I have put off doing most of the stitching that requires blending filaments I really dislike blending filament - love the results - but despite trying all the tricks I never enjoy the process but am quickly reaching the point where I have no choice.

Chatelaine's Winter Watergarden is going on the scrolls for this weekend.  Doubt I will have as much progress as last weekend, but it is so nice to have my mojo back again and the time to be able to take advantage of its return.


Giovanna said...

Wow, that's a lot of stitching. It's really stunning, well done.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

that really is impressive progress - the white looks so snowy - pretty : )

Nicola said...

As i am reading your post I am stitching my first mandala Peacock Garden. I look forward to seeing yours.

I love your Twilight, so effective and different.

Jan said...

That mojo is back! I love the Twilight. Rayon is a PITA to work with but it does look nice when done.

Erica said...

Oh iit's lovely!
Coming along beautifully!

Joysze said...

Sue, you got a LOT done on the eggy. Love it.

Winter Watergarden... WHOOOOOO WHOOOOO!!! I can't wait to see. :D

Kate N said...

You managed to stitch a lot and it looks beautiful.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a beautiful design. I love the brass hook thingie at the top!