Monday, January 18, 2010

Another lighthouse finish

With the addition of trees, bushes and grass, White River lighthouse on Lake Michigan is finished!

For the trees, I was looking for a thread that would provide a low profile and a stitch that was non-directional. I chose Impressions #5061 in a Nobuko stitch, which offered just enough texture while keeping the background where it belonged.

The grass was stitched with two old favorites: Sheep's Silk "Green Leaves Dark" using a horizontal diagonal cashmere stitch.

Lastly, came the bushes at the base of the lighthouse. I was looking for a shade of green that complemented both the trees and grass, yet was variegated snough to provide some shading. I used two strands of Sheep's Silk "Camouflage," lining up the strands so the change in color was going in exact opposite directions, and made one wrap around the needle for the French knots.

My stitching progress is going slower these days, as I'm back in "paint-by-day, stitch-by-night" mode, but I can promise something entirely different in the next couple of days!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is a nice one! I always enjoy the way you treat the landscape around these things - fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Another super finish! I'm amazed at the history of each one and how different they all look. And I enjoy learning from your choice of threads, color, and stitches.

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Congratulations on another light house finish!

Very nice. :-)

Windy Meadow

Carolyn McNeil said...

Beautiful! I love anything with lighthouses - from rugs to paint by numbers to needlepoint...I can't get enough!
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