I’ve managed to do a surprising amount of this cross-stitch project over the last three weeks, considering the run up to Christmas and other sewing stuff. Three weeks ago I was half way round the background flowers of the humming bird quarter, though I still had all the back-stitching to do on the bird its self.
Three weeks later and I’ve finished the background and added the back-stitching. The pattern calls for black, but I changed it to a soft dark grey/brown instead – the black just looked too harsh. The main square is finished apart from some french knots on the coral coloured flowers. I’m not sure what flowers these are meant to be and the french knots on the earlier ones look quite dominant. I’m going to try a smaller knot on these and see if it looks better.
I’m also half way round the border, I’ve still to add the back-stitching and the ivory flowers, but I’m pretty pleased with my progress.Hopefully next time (next year!!!) I’ll have started the final quarter which is a pair of butterflies.
This stitch-a-long is organised by Avis, we post our progress on our chosen project every three weeks, please follow the links to see what every one else is stitching.
Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie
I’ll also be linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, please follow the link for more hand-stitching.