Saturday, December 5, 2009
One down, two to go
Boy, it's tough sneaking in some stitching at this busy time of year!
The star has now totally disappeared in the sky as I plod along with the navy Petite Very Velvet. The chest of gold is also finished. Tent stitches in Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002V outline the sides, with slanted gobelin stitches over two threads forming the straps in the center. The lock is a combination of two oblong cross stitches--the first worked vertically, and the second worked over it horizontally.
At this point, you may well be thinking that this is shaping up to be a rather dark Christmas ornament. But consider that some of the sky and most of the brown earth at the bottom of the canvas will be covered later by the hay, and I promise the star will re-appear!
I paid a visit to my LNS and obtained the silver and copper threads I need for the other two gifts. In between placing ornaments on our Christmas tree, I'm auditioning various stitches on some doodle canvas so I can bring these elements to life!