|Title||Japanese Octagon Box|
|Start date||February 29, 2012|
|Finish date||August 23, 2012|
|Total time||91.25 hours|
|Fabric||32 ct white lugana|
|Floss||Mostly the DMC conversion, a couple of Dinky Dyes||and Kreiniks that I didn't note down *is sheepish*|
Saturday, August 25, 2012
And I've done as much as I'm ever going to on Japanese Octagon Box, so let's call that a finish shall we?
I made so many random changes on this. I left off the golden flowers because I didn't want to struggle with the overlay backstitching in a metallic business.
I used the provided DMC conversion (which Martina warns is not quite equivalent) so there are parts where you can't really tell that there are different greens involved. I have no idea if this is true for the "proper" threads NPI and gloriana. But I can live with it.
I left out the beads just under the upper Rhodes stitches. I replaced all the beads in the bottom 8 motifs with a light purple metallic.
I'm rather fond of the cherry blossom(?) tree. But those over one birds were so not fun.
When I was putting this away to be framed in the future I was a bit disconcerted to realize that I don't have much space left in that drawer.