Wednesday, May 21, 2014
5" tree, III
I should listen to my own "maxims". I always tell my students that if you keep telling yourself you can't do a stitch, it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I reminded myself of that earlier this week when I took the first Susan Roberts' Christmas tree canvas to the shop. I thought it would be easier if I stitched earlier in the day--i.e., at work. It was. I took out the 2nd color I had started putting in and made myself finish the first part of the stitch, done in color one.
After admiring how pretty this looked, I started adding the 2nd color as an outline X. Pleased with that result, I did the final step which was a "tie-down" stitch in silk lame braid. Here is the finished product.