I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Some Progress on Rainforest

Hey Blog Buddies,

I've been working on Rainforest Revisited by Needle Delights Originals this week, and despite having to frog out nearly half of one square, I have a total of four squares finished:

I am really enjoying stitching this project
(just like I enjoyed Rainforest Crunch last year).
There are some silk threads involved this time,
which means having to lay them.
I don't have a laying tool--oh, the horror!
I just use my fingers.
And the silk tends to stick to my fingers,
especially since they're so dry from the
low humidity in our house.
But it's all good.

The beige (as well as the brown outlining)
in this square are silk.

I would not have put the gold pearl cotton
with the pinkish Watercolour thread,
but I think it works.

This is my favorite block so far,
not only because it doesn't call for any silks,
but in real life the thread colors seem to just glow.

I'm sticking to my rotation,
which means I'm setting this project aside for now.
I've already started a small project this evening.
Hopefully, I'll have a finish to show you before
the end of the week.

Hope you got some stitching in this weekend.
Thanks for visiting!


cucki said...

very lovely blocks..they looking so lovely..
love and hugs xx

Chris said...

This is really beautiful and looks like a lot of fun to stitch.

CalamityJr said...

Sorry you have to put this down - I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

Beth Pearce said...

I am loving these Rainforest pieces I have been seeing on some of the blogs. I had not seen the Revisited before, but it looks like it is going to be fantastic.

lesli said...

Oh your blocks are so beautiful!! Keep up the great work and avoid the frogging! :)

Joysze said...

This looks incredible!!