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Here, I am halfway across the bottom and will start to work on the triangle in the lower right corner today. The large rusty thistle head is centered in the pattern. Once I finish the lower half, I will flip my stretcher frame and work from the middle to the top, upside down.
Deb in Idaho
I talked to Vikki Clayton of http://www.hand-dyedfibers.com/ yesterday. She is preparing the packets of Panoply of Posies for sale. Please keep checking. As soon as she has them on her site, I will have a cute little holiday freebie for all of you, so tell your friends. :-) Deb
This really big thistle, (or maybe a carnation or some other spikey looking flower) smack dab IN the middle is emerging. It is stitched with Raisin Wine silk floss, per the chart. I really like the colors I chose for the other motifs - that dark steel blue (Old Maid of the Sea) and the smoky grey brown (Wattle N Daub). Don't you just love the names of those colors? - Deb
In addition to Creation, which is mounted on my stitching stand -see my first post, December 13th - I'm working on other ideas! This is Panoply of Posies, soon to be available on Vikki Clayton's Hand-Dyed Fibers site http://hand-dyedfibers.com.
Each of these lovely antique Swiss motifs are really fun to stitch. You can choose colors that fit your mood and decor... or go with my suggestions.
The antique alphabet accompanies the chart for personalizing your work. - Deb
Here is "Creation", being created. It has taken 8 months from start to finish! Since this all happened in precisely the wrong order, now I have the task of charting my creation. You will see it soon...