Saturday, July 30, 2011
Farewell to Argentina
Les Eclaireurs lighthouse is finished, just in time for Sally to pick her canvas up at her LNS and start in on her version!
I finished the bottom red stripe on the tower with the DMC #5 perle cotton #321 and added the door at bottom right with DMC #498 perle cotton in slanted vertical gobelin stitches. The base was formed with DMC #5 perle cotton #642 in slanted horizontal gobelin stitches.
To provide a hint of movement in a very small space, I worked the water with four plies of DMC floss #334 in a horizontal interlocking gobelin stitch.
On to the base, where I stitched the grassy areas in Impressions #5011 in basketweave. The rocks were worked in a satin stitch with DMC floss #647. Last but not least, I worked the orange lichen in French knots with Silk & Ivory "Tangerine."
I think this may well be one of the prettiest lighthouses I've stitched so far: the snow-capped mountains certainly add to the scene and the combination of thread colors I've used are pleasing. I hope Sally enjoys stitching her souvenir of Ushuaia, Argentina, and I thank her for bringing this lighthouse to my attention!