Since last time I've finished this credit card size needlepoint case:
This is the second one in this particular design I've stitched.
I finally figured out what to do with the case I ordered without any design stamped on it too. I won't go into details about all the options I considered. It was Nancy's hand dyed floss that helped me move forward.
I borrowed from my quilting experience to create a simple, graphic design I could count out without too much trouble. I didn't want to have to make a bunch of color decisions either so I pulled out a variegated thread I'd picked up on sale here in town and used it for my flying geese and pinwheel. The colors in that floss made the background color choice easier. I went with this deep purple for excellent contrast. All the brain work is done now; I can pick this up and stitch mindlessly whenever I need to!
I had plans for the hem of her dress but they didn't materialize the quite the way I originally envisioned. There's still some room to fill in too. I'm thinking leaves.
I tried out circular buttonhole stitches for the clouds (or whatever they're meant to be) at the Virgin's feet. Some turned out better than others, which I suppose is to be expected. I'd never done that stitch this way before. She is meant to be a practice piece after all. ;- )
I think that about covers it. There's a lot of impressive work being done by the participants in this SAL. We live all around the world too. So why not take a world tour to see what everyone else is working on?!