Last week I was scrounging around looking for a "quickie" project. I rediscovered this free chart that Ruth Schmuff designed for Rainbow Gallery. I had tucked it away "in a safe place" to stitch one day. Needle Nicely doesn't stock all of the fibers Ruth called for so I substituted ones that I do have in stock. This chart is available from your local needlework shop for free, thanks to John at Rainbow Gallery.
I wanted to show that after I started the first motif in the center of my canvas, I stopped and counted to find the centers of the other motifs which I then marked by enlarging the canvas hole. If you look closely (or enlarge the photograph) you can see the pin holes. I find it much easier to count unstitched canvas rather than partially stitched canvas.
These Jessica flowers were stitched using Petite sparkle rays for 5 of them and Crystal Braid for four. Between now and Saturday I'll be stitching the border that goes on the top and bottom of this central design.