Still not done with page one, but I am ready to move on to page three of my working copy of page one.
I’m really happy with how this flower turned out. yes, the rhodes heart isn’t perfectly centered inside the cross stitched heart. But I don’t think that hurts it, it’s got a certain charm to it I think. Between it and the butterfly is a type of eyelet stitch, next to the longish cross stitched motif is a double woven something.
Top left in this picture is supposed to be a diagonal cross stitch (from The Proper Stitch), umm, well it didn’t quite work out that way. It is now a Diagonal Cross Stitch Variation. See what I did there? Not a mistake, it’s a variation. Winnar. The yellow below it is an eyelet variation (not my mistake variation, someone else’s) that I stacked flat to flat and voila! Then below the pink birds (where the queen stitch grapes are supposed to be) I used a closed herringbone and reversible cross stitch to built their perch. About those queen stitches, after fussing I still haven’t thought of a way to make them work there. Do you think purple beads would look dumb? Something to think on…
To the left of Mr. Bird a modified rhodes, to the right a triple leviathan, and a star stitch. You can also see (sadly it looks crap in the picture) the rounded rhodes stitches I used for the 6 deadly sins/apples left on the tree. Eve’s holding the 7th.
Can I say I think there is way too much Cranberry GAST used above the tree? I was really starting to not like it, thankfully loading up the tree with lemons, pears, & oranges helped it out.
Well that’s it for another week. I’m going to work on a Secret Project Quilt tomorrow and get started on block 3 of HoHRH.