Here she is in all her Glory:
I finished all of the embellishment stitching late Wednesday night...OK,
it really was still Wednesday, not quite Midnight! Perfect timing for
a Halloween Piece.
On my last post, I mentioned my 'Zen Place' for doing all of the
Embellishment stitching. It is a different state of mind from needlepoint
stitching. I was worried about getting there.
You are looking at a 'finished' needlepoint canvas,
and instead of being done,
you look and have to think,
"OK, now to ADD! What can I do to jazz up each and every faux 'seam'?"
On March 9th, when I did the post about having all the background
I really was worried.
It is hard to decide where to start and what to do for the embellishing.
It took me a few days of worrying to tackle it. I'd pick it up, look,
become overwhelmed and put it down. Well, maybe if I organized all
of the bits and bobs, the panic would subside.
I gathered up beads, and sparkly threads, Swarovski Crystals, funky trims,
ribbons, charms and buttons.
Then, I decided that worrying about doing 23 seam treatments was really
overwhelming me. "Kelly, darn it just pick a place and start!",
I goaded myself.
In the center, is the alternating Wheat & Bead sequence that I have used on
the other 2 CQ pieces. I knew it would work...so I began.
Hooray! The ice was broken!
Then I decided to do the Stepped Wheat sequence,
alternating the black & chartreuse silk perle, seen in lower left.
From experience, I knew that the Fan needed super skinny
treatments with lots of beads and bling, so I got busy on those!
Isn't it lovely? Such Harmony!
I was really on a roll! Once all of the fan is done, plus the first two,
suddenly 12 seams are tackled and the rest is much less daunting!
The fan edge is done with a SUPER COOL new trim & thread
combination from Access Commodities:
Silk Wrapped Purl & Silk Couching Thread.
A close-up of the Memory Wire Bead Twist.
The upper right corner has some simple twists with unique trims and threads.
And along came a Spider!
The Mish-Mash Ribbon Seam Treatment looks splendid in Halloween Colors!
And the Beaded & Be-Ribboned Tassel Trim is quite festive!
And more close-ups of other fun bits:
Just look at the Sunflower center full of messy beads and sequins!
Delightful Tiny Buttons and a Vintage Bakelite bead with
a plastic Rhinestone center...the epitome of tacky!
I just Love it!
The wonderful cluster of Buttons with a Vintage Rhinestone
I was thinking about dangling Halloween Charms the whole
length of the Ribbon seam, but decided to stop after the
Jack-O-Lantern...was worried it might overwhelm!
(But, I can always change my mind!!! Hum?)
Now that the piece is done, time to write the Stitch Guide!
ARGH!!! Talk about overwhelming!
Ah well, until next time.
Happy Stitching, All!