One of the challenge members said last week that she was impressed at how much I had been able to do up to that point. Well, it might help to know that we have a small and simple home, no kids or pets and I work one morning every two months. Thanks to that, I can probably stitch more than many can.
As you can see, I haven't really got very far on with this piece. What you're seeing here is each day's work from Saturday at the top, Sunday above and what I've just finished off this morning below.
I wanted to get the outlines all worked as quickly as possible as they aren't easy to see. You would think that they would be, the fabric being, basically, dark brown. However, as you can just make out at the left hand side of the second photo by the hoop part, the fabric is actually shot silk, so the white marks show beautifully against the dark brown threads, but very poorly against the light tan ones. Depending on how the light is hitting the fabric I could either see the lines quite clearly or not at all!!=) Now I have a nice stitched outline. As you can see under the bottom leaf, I also have a nasty mark....=( I think something got dropped on it, but it should wash out when the piece is finished.
What about you? Have you managed to get anything done/posted over the last week? If you have, please leave a comment with a link on this post. If you leave it on any other post or page it'll get missed by anyone wanting to see others' work and that would be a shame. However, If you'd like to sign up to join in, then leave a comment on the challenge home page, and I'll gladly add you to the list.
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014