The 'Ring of Roses' is almost complete now, as far as the actual embroidery is concerned. In this series of pictures you can see how much of the wrapping of exposed threads I got done per day of work on the project. Some days I got a lot done, some very little and some none at all!
This is where it is at the moment and is now just waiting for the filling stitches to be inserted. After that, it's on to the finishing up part. As I want to have it ready for handover within the week, I need to get going on it as soon as I can.
I also saw someone else's version of the same kit and was interested to see how 'narrow' her roses had come out compared to the kit photo. I feel that mine are rather fatter, although I seem to be using the same amount of bullions per rose. I don't know how the model stitcher managed it, but I won't be able to get the same number of blooms in the space as they have.
I'm horribly behind with TAST and have hardly touched it for weeks on end! Maybe I'll catch up one day...
Here's something exciting though:
Earlier in the year I added my name to the mailing list for the crafts trade show with a view to getting some kits going at some point. Well, I'm still working on the idea, but it was really fun to see the first piece of mail (next year's show details) come through addressed to me at The Business!!! First of many, or less than even a flash in the pan? Time will tell....
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012