I picked this project back up on Sunday night and worked on it last night also and finished off the row with the flowers and started on the words.
I wasn’t sure about my floss color choices – they are similar to the called for colors but I wasn’t sure if they would all play together nicely and I just love them. I especially love the vine and flower row. I did make a change to that row. Those flowers are supposed to have one stitch in white at the tip of each bud. The red flowers across the top are also supposed to have three white stitches in them. On the red flowers I changed the 3 stitches to the bright yellow which you can’t really see in my photo but trust me – it does show up. I new the white stitch at the tip of each of the other three-bud flowers would not show up so I just did that stitch in the same color as the bud for each. And I went a bit rogue with the colors of the flowers in the basket – I used a lighter and darker shade of teal and in the middle of the basket the same blue as in the house. If I would change one other thing (and I’m not ripping it out to do so) the brown in the basket is kind of blah – I think I would have liked it better in black but I can live with the brown. And actually, if I were doing it again (which I am not) I might just leave those baskets off entirely. I’m hoping to get the rest of the lettering at the top done tonight and may be fill in a bit of the border.
Just beautiful! I can’t wait to start mine soon. Is your background kind of a gray tint? It can be so hard to tell online.
The fabric is GaribaldisNeedleworks hand dyed fabric and its Ecru.
Beautiful! I love your colors! I’m currently working on the church and almost decided to take out all the white and go with a light gray but I decided I’ve done enough picking out for now so it’s staying. I’ve become obsessed with cross stitching this pattern so not much else is getting done around the house…lol
Hit send before listing the “F” after my name…lol
I agree – it is a very addicting stitch!
It’s looking really pretty!
Your work is beautiful. You make it look so easy. And you are so speedy, thanks for sharing.
Thank you – as for making it look easy, well it is just making X’s over and over and over again so not difficult. 🙂
Enjoy seeing your progress. A beautiful piece.
It looks so good!