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!

3 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This will be beautiful - in my mind, I see it glowing and coming to life!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Very pretty so far!

Believe me I understand about not having time to stitch! Especially at this time of year. :-)

I was planning on getting to my LNS today. They were having an open house and I needed to pick up a few things. Well after several inches of snow started falling, I decided I didn't need to drive 40 minutes away. LOL!

I might go there tomorrow as they are open on the first Sunday of the month. Especially since I got a lot of chores/stuff done today since I only left the house once about mid-morning.

I don't like shopping in the snow unless I'm just picking up a few things. Everything gets soooo wet and I was drenched mid-week in that last rain storm! LOL!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

threadmedley said...

The chest looks great! Can't wait to see what you do with the other two gifts. And I know that star in the East will make it's appearance as the final touch.