Friday, February 26, 2016
Starting another long-term project
Another Christmas stocking has made its way to my house. Actually, it's been sitting on the guest room bed for several weeks, as I made daily visits to ponder my plan of attack for stitching it.
Ivory Angel by Liz Goodrick-Dillon is quite different from the other three stockings by Liz that I've stitched to date. This design is almost monochromatic, compared to the colorful Patchwork Snowman, Nutcracker Christmas and Nutcracker/Packages stockings. Its lines are very delicate and the shading is extensive, so the choice of threads and stitches becomes critical to maintaining the proper balance in the finished piece.
When its cuff is added, the stocking will measure a little over two feet long--not the type of project to be completed overnight. And there's other stitching on my plate right now which takes precedence. So I'll work on the angel a little at a time in hopes of making the finishing deadline for this year's holiday season. I'll be back with another post when I have something to show for myself!