Friday, February 18, 2011
The more I stitched on the background for Fritz, the more I realized I wouldn't be able to leave the hobby horse for last. The horse's colors are much lighter than the red of the background. And red threads have a peculiar way of wiggling their way to the front of the canvas, creating all sorts of havoc for any unstitched lighter areas.
So I took time out to stitch the hobby horse's stick, using a camel-colored Petite Very Velvet in basketweave. The high profile of the PVV helps the stick to stand out from the background.
With that element in place, I resumed work on the red and gold stripes. I'm on the home stretch now, and hope to have this piece finished in a couple of days!