It’s three weeks since I last shared my Finery of Nature cross-stitch with you, I didn’t think I’d done that much, little bits here and there, but the photos show a respectable amount of progress! This is a Dimensions kit I found on the sales table at my Embroiderers Guild, it’s meant to be on black aida, but I’ve changed it to a soft green linen so my eyes can manage it!
Three weeks ago I’d tried adding some silver highlights and just started the border too. I was having serious doubts about the silver thread…
After much debating I decided to take the silver out, I felt it looked messy and also I felt the silver (which was meant to be gold!) was mainly to highlight things against the black, it just didn’t seem to add anything to the picture. There’s still back-stitching in other colours on the pattern so if I decided something needs a bit extra, I can always use a colour instead without it looking out of place.
The border is one place where I’m still trying to decide what to do. The swirls are meant to have a gold thread couched down the middle, I’m still hovering between a silver grey, a dark grey or a dark teal!
It would be nice to think I could finish this quarter over the next three weeks, but we will see!
This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we each choose our own project, work at our own speed, just share our progress every three weeks, it’s a huge motivator, so if you’d like to join us just send Avis a message. Please follow the links to see lots of inspiring hand-stitching.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon