Thursday, September 21, 2006
Garden of Life finish
I finished up Garden of Life from Blackbird Designs this morning on the train into work. I did it on 32 count cream Irish linen with the recommended threads. I really like how it turned out. The soft colors are wonderful. I'll post a better picture tomorrow after it has been pressed tonight.
I started on Light Your Way from Trix or Treat also from Blackbird Designs. I'm doing it on 32 count Sand Dune using Caron Waterlilies silk in Black Forest - it's really a pretty color thread, purples and dark brown fading into a light black. I'm experimenting with the thread coverage. I recently finished a piece using this brand of thread using one over two on 32 count and was very happy with the look. I find that I like to see the crosses defined. So for this one, I'm using two over two on 32 count so I can see the difference - just in case I like that look better. I only have one word done so it's to soon to tell but I'm already leaning toward the one over two.
I really like several of the Trix or Treat designs. I have already purchased some linen and fibers (a mix of DMC and WDW) for Black Cat, Merry Gleam and Boo. I think I'd also like to stitch Merry Halloween but I'll see how the time goes. It's not like Halloween will never happen again! I like to think a couple of projects ahead so after Light Your Way I might do the last of the four Shepherd's Bush Flower Folios that I have - Amarath. It's the pink one. Then I'll be done with the four I purchased in 1990! I had no idea when I purchased these it would take me 16 years to get to them. :-) Or may I'll do another Drawn Thread Arbor - I'm all set up for Spring and Winter and both are super pretty.