Monday, May 17, 2010

Construction progress

Busy days, busy people--but I had two hours of good stitching time in the car yesterday, driving to Boston for the graduation of our youngest son from Boston University!

The facade of the wing is almost completed with the exception of the door--I'll do all three later. With the addition of satin stitches in DMC floss #712 for the architectural details, the center chapel area is starting to come to life. It's interesting to see how the light plays off these areas, before the shading is even added, making them look lighter than the wall stitched in the same color of floss.

The base of the stairs in two areas has also been added with DMC floss #433 in a slanted gobelin stitch over two threads. The sidewalk below was worked in tent stitches with DMC floss #648 and the road below in DMC floss #535 in slanted gobelin stitches over three threads.

Once I finish construction of the buildings, I can start adding greenery in a variety of colors and textures!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the youngest son...sounds like a good reason to celebrate to me.

I really like the Mission...look forward to a series of these.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

It is amazing how the 712 looks two shades lighter where the light strikes the long stitches. I like this effect rather than using two different shades of a color, which aren't necessary. The greenery will really make it come to life - I look forward as always to watching.

Anonymous said...

I am intrigued that you can stitch with floss in the car. Do you lay it? If so, how do you accomplish that? I seem to be short one hand for doing that and always try to stitch with a thread that doesn't require laying in a moving vehicle.


Anne Stradal said...

Nancy--I must confess that the only laying tool I use is the one God gave me: my thumb nail.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I don't use any of the tools and toys of the trade these days - just proper stitching, and the canvas doesn't warp and the thread lies flat. It's more enjoyable that way.

Cool City Stitcher said...

I'm enjoying the progress on this one. So glad that you're blogging one of your mission canvases.. provides a complete stitch guide.