Well Labor Day is nearly over and I was able to log some great stitching hours
over the weekend! Below is a view of the Garland from a distance.
I have to admit that I have been a bit stuck on the Garland, so I worked on the sky and clouds and stitching in more background. As I worked on the repetitive stitching, I just kept looking at her Garland, and thinking about Threads, Stitches & Techniques! What to do? The problem was that I loved the work on the right so much, that I was worried that the left side wouldn't meet the high bar set on the other side. Why, you might ask?
Well, here are the areas that had me stumped:
Pumpkin. This is the apex of the Garland, and the Pumpkin just has to be spectacular!
I am still on the fence with the current pumpkin...it is the second one. Below is my first rejected pumpkin:
just were not working!
The Little Mum Flowers posed another problem for me. When I painted these little fleurs, I was envisioning the silk ribbon loop stitches. When I actually stitched them, they just didn't balance well within the Garland...so out they came, and I went with the
silk ribbon French Knots:
Gourds...Well, the problem here was the Eggplant on the right turned out soooo gorgeous, how could I make these gourds even come close to that?!!! Well, they are under way, and I am finally pleased with them:
I am still planning to add more detail stitching over the top gourd in both the orange
and the green areas of the gourd!
Well that's all for now! Happy Stitching All...and I"ll be posting again soon!