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.

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8 Responses to

  1. Tracy says:

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! And I just love, love, love your graphic photos of it, great stitching eye candy for sure!

  2. Daffycat says:

    Beautiful work, Missy! The colors in this are sooo yummy!

  3. OK, you already enabled me enough to buy the pattern. Now you are making me want to kit this. About the grapes. I’m not sure beads are really so much in the spirit of the design (MAYBE you could get away with a matte finish bead). What about clusters of colonial knots?For a bead, Delica 799 is a nice dusky purple shade in a matte finish. I’m assuming you would want an antique/aged look.

    Thanks for my morning eye candy!

  4. JenJen says:

    I love all the different techniques you are using in this design – I get the impression you are making that part up as you go along. Is that right, or does the pattern tell you what stitches to do where? Either way I think it is coming out great. 🙂

  5. Melissa C. says:

    Really, really quality work. I wouldn’t go with beads. Of course, I used metallic, so there you go.

  6. Sara says:

    Beautiful work! I never knew there were so many specialty stitches in this one either unless you’re adding them as you go, and if that is the case- Great job! They look awesome:)

  7. Terri says:

    Great job, Missy! I love all the specialty stitches – wish I had thought to do that when I stitched this. Yours is spectacular!

  8. Michelle says:

    All I can say is wow! I love that you are using all these cool specialty stitches in your piece. Just amazing! All I need is fabric for this and the time to stitch it! Soon, soon….

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