Monday, July 24, 2017

Lower Half Done

Okay, finally the correct colors in the photo.  Shows the thread color Tulip correctly.  The next row above will be a repeat of the bottom flowers.  This is still the first floss of each color with just a couple strands left. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Five Bands Done

Five bands completed. 
The middle of that top completed band is the pattern halfway mark.  Gotta finish that corner yet. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Three Bands done

Three bands done... 
Mostly trying to figure out if I'll need more floss.  But I am using a red silk floss, and since I never bother to put one thing away before starting something else, I still have the other different red silk floss inches away in threaded needles for the Dragons of Sumatra pattern.  I'm clearly living dangerously and on the edge.  I'm old, this IS dangerous and on the edge enough for me. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Working on the Lower Half

Lower half of the pattern.  One band is done.  

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Just for my records...

Mostly for my own information.
Garden Fair from Courtney Collection.
On 28 count Antique White Jobelan from Hobby Lobby.  One over one.
Using suggested Classic Colorworks Belle Soie Silk Floss in the color Tulip.
Started with quantity 4 - each are 5 yards - 12 strands.
Using a different Gloriana Silk in the color India Ink #103 for the dark.
Started with quantity 4 - each are 6 yards - 12 strands.
The plan is to do the pattern as charted - then see where I am on the floss used.  The plan was to buy twice the floss needed and then double the pattern design width.
14.357 inches long by 6.035 inches wide - or doubled to approx 12.07 inches wide
This floss was purchased at ABC Stitch.  But it will be the last purchase from them. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Filling In...

Crappy photo for some reason.
I am not sure about doing the grass, which is a straight stitch over three threads, using two strands.  If it's the only chart done that way - I won't, so that is gonna wait till I see more.
  
On the 'With Thy Needle and Thread' site, there is a lovely behind the scenes story about this series.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Clearly no reason...

Clearly no rhyme or reason to the parts and order I am stitching this in.  And completing an area is never needed before doing a different area.