Hi! It's Work in Progress Wednesday's update time again and I've been adding a few more details and trimmings on my Tudor Lady since last week. As you can see above, the first job was the rich purple of the ornaments and the photo is at this angle to show the different textures and 'heights' so far. The purple was to be stitched in the whole six strands of cotton!
The next photo shows the top half almost completed. I just need to make a final decision on the bead colours for the shoulder trims and the sleeve ones. I don't think I'm going to do those in gold after all and I have a blue shade in mind. Having said that, I don't own a great number of blue beads, so I may use a white or cream shade instead. I haven't actually got around to investigating the bead box just yet.=)
On the subject of e-mail subscriptions: When you type your address into the box, then complete the CAPTCHA code, you're then sent an e-mail to verify your address. According to my list stats, over 60 subscribers haven't yet done this and aren't considered subbed! I don't know if you actually get the e-mails (I'm about to find out as I've subbed myself and not yet verified), but it would be a shame not to when you've expressed an interest.=)
Plans for the rest of the month are:
* Finish the wedding ring cushion.
* Finish this Tudor Lady piece.
When those two are complete, then:
* Do the blackwork pottery sample for the Needlequest.
* Complete, or at least substantially progress, the feather.
* Make up the Hanako scatter cushion (and do my trouser alterations) whilst I have the machine out for making up the ring cushion.
If all goes according to plan (oh look! There goes another flying pig!!!), then this should be a productive month and see my decks completely cleared. Now that would be something, wouldn't it? Stay tuned and see if I achieve it all!
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014