Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A Partial Finish

Among other things, I've been working on a class project, Judy O'Dell's My Treasures Workstation.

Although the chart calls for more, I'm using only one thread color (Needle Necessities overdyed floss 183-Jewel of the Nile) and letting its variegation make all the color changes.

The chart calls for only cross stitch, but Judy encouraged us students to make stitching changes, so I elected to use closed herringbone and butterfly rhodes stitches in mine. I'm a butterfly fan and thought butterflies would enjoy the pretty flowers in the original design. I'm particularly pleased with myself that I managed to get the butterflies centered on my first try, as centering is not my forte (perhaps my lack of centering ability is reserved for lettering, LOL).

I finished the top panel tonight:

Now onto the rest of the parts of this lovely design ... I need help from the stitching fairy to get this all completed in time for the finishing part of the class the first weekend in November!


Cindy said...

Very pretty...I love the colors, and this is looking great!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

I love the butterfly stitches and I think they fit right in!

Will keep checking your blog for updates!

Patricia said...

Me too. I really really like this and will keep coming back to see what you have done.