If it weren't for this SAL I probably wouldn't have done any stitching since our last check in three weeks ago. I've been busy piecing lately. This Stitch Along is great for getting one back on track. Everyone works on their own projects. I started on a pre-stamped dish towel from Mary Corbet last month. I believe this is where it was then:
I thought I'd done the large leaves as well. Must have stitched those after I took the picture! In any event, this is what it looks like now:
And a close up shot:
Again, I apologize for the shadow. Still trying to get the hang of the camera in the phone. I miss the bulk and weight of my old digital camera.
This time I used stacked fly stitches to create the flower petals. (I used the fishbone stitch for the petals of the orange flower.) I also used them for what I'm calling the fern branches. The flower has French knots inside of a couple of concentric circles of stem stitches. It reminds me of a purple coneflower in the way the French knots stand up above the surface of the towel. Of course I'm using Nancy Turner's hand dyed flosses for this embroidery. 😉
You'll find a variety of needlework projects and techniques among the members of this group. If you'd like to have the accountability this SAL provides just let Avis know. We're a friendly, supportive bunch of people and we'd love to have you join us. 😊Welcome back Jenny!
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy,
Heidi, Jackie, Sunny,Hayley, Megan, Deborah, MaryMargaret, Renee,
Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny