Jessica Rhodes

I finished the north section part 2 of Caribbean today (except for one pesky silk that I’m missing and a tiny bit of  back stitching that the missing silk held up).

Cheryl did the conversion on all the NPI & DMC on Caribbean to Eterna silks for me. Thank you again Cheryl! And that “ice blue” NPI 493 that converted to a greenish in Eternas worked out just fine. It matches up wonderfully with the blues and greens in Waterlilies Bermuda Reef.

Love these angle shots where the relief of the beads and crystals show.

Lookies! Jessica stitches (the ones with the gold beads in the middle) and pulled eyelets. Hey Melissa C, remember that trick you learned at Celebrations and showed me for the eyelets? I used it here and it worked like a dream.

The most perfect Rhodes stitches EVAR. I am wicked proud of these. 3 strands of Eterna Silk all laid perfectly down. I will not discuss how long it took me to do all of these…

p.s. The tip for the eyelets. Stitch the top half of all the eyelets in the row and then travel back stitching the bottom half. Easy peasy and I felt like an idiot for not figuring that out on my own.

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13 Responses to Jessica Rhodes

  1. Beautiful job! Your Jessica stitches look wonderful. That’s one of my favorite specialty stitches. 🙂

  2. dianemi says:

    Absolutely beautiful Missy! All of your stitches are just gorgeous (you took some wonderful photos, too). I love it!

  3. Daffycat says:

    Beautiful, beautiful stitching. The colors in this piece are scrumptious.

  4. Debbie says:

    Beautiful Missy. Your Rhodes stitches are perfect. It does take time to get those laid perfectly, but the results are so rewarding! And your Jessicas look wonderful too. A lot of people have trouble with those babies (and of course, Martina seems to love them)!

  5. I am so glad that color ended up working well! I thought it played nice with the others, but one never knows for certain. Your Rhodes bricks are amazingly gorgeous! Absolutely perfect. Oh, one of the reasons our silk orders are delayed is because the vendor is at Celebrations. How dare she be there when we are not!

  6. Susan says:

    Beautiful work, Melissa. I love the colors!

  7. Melissa C. says:

    Gorgeous! The colors on this one are just amazing.

    Glad that eyelet trick worked well for you. I totally felt stupid for never figuring that out before. Everyone else in the class was like, yeah, DUH. LOL

  8. Holly says:

    Beautiful colors and perfect stitching!

  9. Sonda in OR says:

    It looks absolutely fabulous. I have not started a Chatelaine yet (I know, where HAVE I been?) but this is definitely a possibility on the someday list.

  10. Gabi says:

    I really need to consider not coming here anymore. These pictures are deadly and weaken my resistance to subscribing to this one as well. I’m still drooling over those yummy close ups.

  11. JenJen says:

    Looks fabulous Missy! I just figured out that eyelet trick too. It was right in the directions for the Heirloom Stitching Sampler by Victorian Sampler that I just bought and had to start right away. I was like *duh* too – why didn’t I think of that. I won’t tell you how many pieces I have all sorts of weird carryover paths tucked behind other stitches to make my eyelets lay correctly…

  12. Michelle says:

    The colors in this are really spectacular! Love watching you stitch on this.

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