Friday, March 4, 2011
So far, so good
Lots of work these days for yours truly, which is good--painting Nutcracker ornaments, getting a leg up on stitching a new design so I don't bore you to tears in the future, and putting a few stitches in here and there on the little Curtis Island lighthouse ornament.
I began with the sky, done in basketweave with four plies of DMC floss #3841. I had decided there really wasn't enough sky here to make needle-blending effective--I'll save that technique for when I stitch the water.
Moving on to the lighthouse and the small building, I chose DMC #5 perle cotton #B5200. The perle cotton gives these elements a higher profile, which will make them stand out from the background later. The lighthouse itself was worked in a framed Scotch stitch and the side of the building in a framed mosaic stitch.
I'll return to the top of the canvas next to work on the lighthouse's lantern room and light the beacon!