Saturday, July 16, 2011

Getting to the good stuff


Both "beds" are made now on this little Sailor's Valentine!

For the inside section around the captain's house, I used DMC floss #225 in basketweave. You can see this area has a lower profile than the scalloped area worked in Petite Very Velvet. This contrast provides some dimension to the piece and makes the scallops look more like a frame.

I've worked French knots around the center scene with Vineyard Silk Classic "Sage" as the first step in planting my nautical garden!

5 comments:

threadmedley said...

Looking good!! Can't wait for the rest of the embellishments to be added!

Needle Nicely said...

It's impressive how you manage to fit so much detail in such a compact area. And the pink lends an overall softening effect. Nice.

Peacock Alley Needlepoint said...

So pretty, Anne!

sudukc said...

I love the contrast of threads in the pinks. Can hardly wait to see the other embellishments.

Cool City Stitcher said...

Very nice.. I'm eager to see you embellish it with flowers. I love the pinks.