This months stitching goals are (complete with last week's status and then the current one):
* Finish the L*K 'Autumn' piece - About 85% complete and must be done this week. This one's done, but I'm not really sure about the colour of the lettering. Up close it looks OK, but wishy washy from a distance. Actually, I think the real problem is my short sight and that the letters don't stand out as much when I can't see them so clearly. I'm interested in what you think and what other colours you think might work in this piece. The outermost border shade is actually a nice green, but it's really hard getting the photos to be 'genuine' in this piece and, if I edit it to make the background look nice and blue, then I lose the greens, it appears! Anyway, yes, genuine opinions wanted please. I've kept a copy of the lettering part of the chart in case it's needed!!
* Finish the red alpine rose tiny needle painting - Just the stem done so far. No change as yet, but this is the one I want to get on with and hope to put some work in on before my next update.
* Re-work the DMC ladybird stumpwork design - I tried to find both the fabric I'd planned to use for it and the tracing I'd kept, but I appear to have put them somewhere safe. FATAL! So, I'll have to use a photo of the previous one and Photoshop it to produce an outline of the correct size. Probably will be a bit fiddly to do, but should work OK. Of course, as soon as it's all stitched, you know what the first thing I'll find is, don't you?
* Mount and display all five DMC stumpwork pieces. - Naturally, I can't do this until the pieces are all finished, so this will come after the ladybird is re-done.
Good to see a few sign up for the Needlequest challenge. Hope to see a few more in the course of time and I've already drafted the monthly intro posts for January and February.=)
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013