Monday, April 19, 2010

A firm foundation

Humpty Dumpty is well-anchored now that his wall is finished! As I mentioned in my previous post, the bricks were worked in a cashmere stitch in Sheep's Silk "Lingonberry" and the capstone and mortar in DMC #5 perle cotton #644.

So far only one little vine is growing along the wall, worked in tent and satin stitches with one strand of Trio "Shamrock." Staring at the flowers as I finished stitching the wall, I decided I should change the color of the three tulips--too much yellow going on here! I'll make my final decision after I've stitched the leaves of all the flowers and started planting some grass.


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Isn't it strange how the original plan sometimes just isn't right? I do the same. This is looking really fine - but I agree about the flower color. What about maybe some pink/purple/red?? Blue and yellow is too much "repeat." Orange might work.

Edy said...

The brick wall looks fantastic!

Cool City Stitcher said...

I think this could become a classic! I love all the textures you achieved with the various stitches and threads. I'm eager to see the flowers.