Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Farewell to Vancouver

Point Atkinson lighthouse is ready to shine--on a Christmas tree, anyway!

The lantern room was stitched in DMC floss #666 in satin, tent and gobelin stitches. The guard rail of the walkway leading down the cliff toward the keeper's house shared the same color floss. The tower itself was worked also in DMC floss in basketweave.

The water was worked in DMC floss #312 in gobelin stitches over two threads to provide the suggestion of waves in a very small space. The rocks at the base of the tower were stitched in DMC #5 perle cotton in satin stitches.

For the grass, I chose Sheep's Silk in a diagonal mosaic stitch; another Sheep's Silk in French knots provided the foliage nestled among the rocks. The tree branch to the left and bush to the right were also stitched in French knots, this time using Impressions. Whenever the design area that's going to receive French knots ends at the edge of a canvas, as in this case, I always work the outside row in tent stitches--it keeps my finisher smiling as she seams the sides of the ornament!

Now I'll go back to painting canvases and contemplate where my next project might take me!

4 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

As I've said several times, you do wonders with texture in small spaces - waves look like waves, and rocks look like rocks. All with simple materials, too. This is really fine - hope another one starts SOON!.

Edy said...

Beautiful!

threadmedley said...

You are a very fast stitcher! This is beautiful. I especially love the top where the light is housed. Now you have a start a new project again. What will it be this time?

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

You did a terrific job!

Looking forward to seeing what's next. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow