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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Border Progress

My IHSW didn't go so well. In fact I stitched less than I would have a regular weekend. But I slept a lot so that was good.

This is what Egyptian Sampler looked like Saturday morning:
And this was at the end of tonight:
I finished up a few of the border motifs and started outlining them. The colours are actually very jewel-like and bright in person. The purple outline around the red stitches really enhance the gemstone look.

I've never had a lot of faith in the uniformity of my eyelet stitches and I wasn't interested in hours of doubt. So I switched out the small eyelets for Star Stitches and the big ones for Norwich Stitches. No worries about uneven pulling, just easy stitches.

More about IHSW here:

12 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Beautiful work.

Lesley said...

Beautiful. I ❤️the clours

Carolyn Nye said...

What a lovely design..The colors just pop. I love your version of your stitches they look great!

Melissa said...

It's looking great. Love the colours!

geeky Heather said...

You made great progress...and I like your substitution...more of the pretty colors show than if they were eyelets. =)

Minnie said...

Beautiful! My daughter would love this design, great job.

EvalinaMaria said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I have this sampler in my UFO pile - I guess it's time to bring it to a day light and join you in stitching :)

Jan Jones said...

Beautiful progress update. Do you have a face book account. I think the group members of "Teresa Wentzler Cross Stitch SAL" would love to see your progress too!!!

Joysze said...

Love the progress, Blu! Can't wait to see more. ;)

valerie said...

Great progress Blu! Love the colors in this piece.

Anne said...

You did fine! :)

Karoline said...

Fantastic progress, it's looking lovely