It's time for our tri-weekly check-in for this SAL. We each work on our own projects, not all on the same one like many SAL's. A lot of our participants do cross stitch. I tend to vacillate between surface embroidery and needlepoint. I have a little bit of both to share with you today. 😀
Last time I showed the progress I'd made on the pillow cover that has been my on-again, off-again project. This is how it looked then:
And this is how it looks now:
I freehanded the decoration of the pot (and it looks like it!).
The chevrons were made with stacked fly stitches.
I have a better idea now about how I'm going to work the background of this needlepoint canvas.
I'm content to just fill in the background with basketweave stitching but that might be boring for the eventual viewers. The floss from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe will provide a bit of interest due to the gradual shading inherent in the floss but I didn't think that would be enough. I debated whether to stitch in a spider web or to overstitch it after all the tent stitches are in place. I believe I'm going to do the latter. With a glow-in-the-dark thread. 😉
In the meantime I've chosen to stitch the perimeter with a slightly darker purple than I'll use for the bulk of the background.
You can see what the rest of the participants are working on by clicking on the links below. There's a wonderful variety of stitching going on. If you'd like the motivation that checking in every three weeks creates you can leave a note on Avis' blog and join the gang. Our next check-in will be on November 3.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy,
Helen, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare,
Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne