Sunday, September 12, 2010

Working out from the center


I started work on my little Sailor's Valentine--I'm calling this one "Beacon--by stitching the center scene first. This entire area was stitched with DMC cotton floss.

Yes, I needle-blended this sky, too, with one small addition--a tiny cloud I worked in using the lightest shade of blue in the color family.

I then began working the outside foundation stitches in basketweave, which will make it easier for me to stitch on top of these areas later. The lightest segments were worked in ecru Petite Very Velvet, while the darker areas have been started with DMC floss #842. These two shades should blend nicely with the top decoration I have in mind for later!

3 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

This is remarkable and very imaginative. I love doing surface embellishment - it's prettier more creative, and more tasteful than creating "goop" with layers and layers of textured stitches and too many threads. I look forward to seeing the next addition.

Cool City Stitcher said...

I like this. Having never seen a Sailor's Valentine, I'll be eager to see how it all comes together. You've put a lot of detail in the lighthouse itself, so looking forward to your embellishing.

threadmedley said...

Love the lighthouse! And I'm curious what will be added to the outside frame. Hurry along....