As you can see here, I've finished the green stripes on the skirt and was thankful to lay aside the Marlitt for the time being. Having said that, I did get a bit more used to it and found it less bothersome as time went by. Still, the concensus seems to be that Marlitt is an acquired taste that many readers have not acquired, nor wish to!!!
I thought I'd complete the cross stitches on the skirt area whilst I was working down there, so I've done seven of the eight rows of gold crosses. These are being worked with Coats Reflecta, which is somewhat like regular Kreinik braids, only rather thinner. It's not too slippery, so isn't too much more difficult to use than stranded cotton.=)
Here is the whole piece as she stands right now:
This is a photo for fun. I thought I'd share my work table! As you can see, it's just a folding occasional table (£5 from Morrisons a few years ago, lots of people seem to have them) on which I've put my two current projects. The materials for the Lady are on the classy orange tray you can see (the grey cord thing is my camera cable) and the other project, as yet unstarted, is at the back.
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014