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

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Short Walk through the Damp Woods

Hey Blog Buddies,

I was working on Rainforest Revisited this past week, and it seemed to be going pretty slowly. Oddly I just wasn't in the mood for it, so I only finished three squares.  Here they are:

(the prettiest one)

The star is worked in one color (Caron Watercolours Rainforest).
The background was supposed to be Belle Soie silk,
but I'm not a big fan of (1) silk or (2) using a laying tool,
so I substituted DMC #5 pearl cotton in the same color as the silk!
Works for me!
(I'm probably one of only a handful of stitchers who will
substitute the called-for silk with DMC!!)

This would be really psychedelic
if it weren't stitched in all browns.
(I know I'm dating myself using that word!)

Last but not least, the designer
described this stitch as like basketweave, 
only over three instead of one.
And of course it changes direction,
like almost all of the stitches in this project. 

This coming week I'm planning on
starting a "new" project.
It's on my 2012 WIPocalypse list
and has been kitted up for ages.
This one would be a snap if it didn't have
all the letters of the alphabet floating around in the ether.
Did I mention it's on 36-count linen?
Bring out the magnifiying glass!
(Can you guess which one it is?)

Hope everyone had a good weekend!
Thanks for visiting!


Mouse said...

ooooo that looks good .... well done .. and mmmm not sure what you are going to stitch on next .. *passes magnifier over love mouse xxxxx

Shaunterria Owens said...

Your work on Rainforest Revisited is beautiful (as usual) and I can't wait to see your next project. Just thinking about 36ct is making me go crosseyed :)


Chris said...

Beautiful stitches and squares.
i am looking forward to seeing what the new project is :)

mdgtjulie said...

I'm guessing Hare's Christmas, but I have no idea if I'm right. It's just a guess, lol. And grats on the rainforest progress. It's lovely. I like the first square best too. And psychedelic is a perfectly acceptable word in my book, lol.