Saturday, August 1, 2009

A little here, a little there

I've now finished a little more than half of the matte black border using the Petite Very Velvet and have caught up with stitching the shooting stars. Doesn't the PVV make those stars pop?!

The checkerboard outer border is finished on the top and right sides and about half-way down the left side.

The white outlines of the center row of squares have been stitched with the white Trio, and I added the red corners to the square on the right. These were worked with "Bordeaux" Trio in a framed mosaic stitch: they're five stitches across, and I didn't want to risk a Scotch stitch over five threads on a pillow.

It probably doesn't look like a lot of progress, but it's progress nevertheless! A storm came through here last night and cleared out the humidity, so stitching should be a little more pleasant in the coming days!

1 comment:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I love the PVV and the way the metallic gold looks against it. One of my favorite effects. This is really looking fine!! Glad to see more progress. It's amazing what can be done with a simple, beautifully painted canvas.