Thursday, May 20, 2010

Construction progress-Part II

I haven't had much stitching time, catching up instead with my oldest son visiting from Texas, but the buildings of the Santa Clara mission are complete with only a few tiny details remaining.

The imposing columns on the front of the chapel were worked in a gobelin stitch over two threads with DMC floss #436. The same thread was used for the doors, in a combination of tent and mosaic for the doors on the left and right and a Scotch stitch variation for the center door. Shading around the architectural elements was stitched with DMC floss #739.

The window at the peak of the chapel roof is a cross stitch using two plies of DMC #535. The window underneath it, as well as the small window on the bell tower, were worked with the same thread in a spring stitch--a vertical oblong cross stitch secured with single horizontal stitches. The window on the attached building at the far left was worked with a satin stitch using four plies of DMC floss #535.

I'll finish the few details remaining and move on to landscaping, where I'll be able to add some texture with different threads in various shades of green and decorative stitches.


Cool City Stitcher said...

Looking good! I looked at your other missions from California, and had a small wave of homesickness.

Enjoy your visit with your son. Times to treasure.. making memories!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Yes it's "lookin' good"!! Incredible stitching, as usual. I like to watch the trees and bushes come to life too. I agree- make memories to treasure that you can bring up from your mind and heart in later years.