I shared the dish towel I'd finished in my SAL post
three weeks ago. I also showed the start of a new project inspired by both Tilly Rose
and Anne Brooke
. It's a stitch wrap - or will be when I find the spool or bobbin to wrap it around! It is also functioning as a textile visual journal of this episode of life. I shared further progress on this stitch wrap in my June Bee, Myself & I post
. Since then I've added even more to it. It's addictive to work on but waits patiently when other projects take precedence. 😊
My base fabric is about 3.5" high by about 40" long. I've added the heart and fly stitched foliage since the BM&I post. I also took out the light green star stitch and replaced it with the brighter pink, plus added the other two.
The next panel is the William Morris flower on the deep blue background. It remains untouched. I added the pistil stitches along the seam line where it joins with the orange patch with 3 strands of cotton floss.
Then I did pistil stitch starbursts in a size 12 perle cotton. Sometime after that I used 2 strands of cotton floss to make the fly stitch triangles to give texture to the background area.
I used another variegated cotton floss to do the feather stitching that crosses over into the next patch.
My sister-in-law just sent me this gallon bag full of buttons from the collections of her friend's parents.
They were pretty dusty. I've rinsed them thoroughly in tepid water and laid them out on two dish towels to pat them dry. That gave me a good chance to see what treasures may have been hiding in the dirt. And as far as I'm concerned there were
treasures! Two of them are the star buttons I've utilized on the red silk patch of my stitch wrap.
I used seed beads to create a fireworks effect in honor of our Independence Day celebrations. The scrap of printed fabric is secured with two more buttons from the bag and the row of cross stitches done in cotton floss.
Our next SAL check in will be 2 August. I wonder how much more I'll have filled in on this by then?
Here are the links to the other needlewomen in this group. There have been recent happy dances over the completion of long term projects and subsequently new starts to see. 😊
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi,
Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, MaryMargaret, Renee, Carmela, Sharon,
Daisy, Anne, Connie, AJ, Jenny, Laura, Cathie, Linda, Helen