Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back home and in the saddle again!

I've been out of town the last several days, but I took little Clara with me. I hadn't been on an airplane in almost two and a half years, and I was pleased to learn my little blunt-tipped Fiskars' scissors still pass TSA inspection!

Clara's dress is now finished, with trim added in DMC floss #3841.

With the lightest shades in place, I continued work on the Scotch stitches in the background and began filling in the tent stitches which frame them with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #014. The metallic thread provides just enough twinkle without detracting from Clara and her nutcracker.

I've got a fair amount left to stitch, as well as having a ton of canvases to paint, so I guess it's turbo-needle time!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

It's amazing how much darker the background is by adding the framework stitches. Please start on that nutcracker!! Clara's dress is very pretty.

Edy said...

Clara is darling!

Cool City Stitcher said...

This is a lovely piece, and the background is perfect. I'm looking forward to the nutcracker, too.

Rachel said...

The background is looking just right, providing a beautiful contrast with Clara's dress.