Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Off her rocker and then some
Then I started filling in some of the remaining areas: mostly French knots in DMC floss for the berries nestled in the holly and the pompom on the hat of the Jack-in-the-Box, as well as a few missed stitches I'd identified while working on the rocker.
I'm working now on the ballerina doll, who has a hairdo of satin stitches using DMC Medici wool and a crown of satin stitches with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #092. DMC floss #776 in satin stitches provided the cuffs of her sleeves and waist sash. I outlined the edges of her petticoat with the same floss, then filled the area in with white floss to accentuate the ruffles. Her bodice, begun with a diagonal oblong cross stitch with white floss on the right sleeve, needs to be finished next. I'm getting close to a finish!