Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shop stitching, RUSH job 2

Well, periodically Blogger slaps you just to remind you who's in charge.  I had just completed this entry when it disappeared.  Ugh!  
This week I have put the stocking on a frame.  I've discovered a new favorite stitch--slanted gobelin over 2 threads accompanied by a single row of continental.  I've used it for the background as well as  for one of the stockings, the houses, and the candles.  Diagonal mosaic is the stitch of choice for the stars, both on the miniature trees and the stars in the flower pots.  I've used French knots for the ornaments on the miniature trees.  Another of the stockings is done in checkerboard Scotch stitch.  The stitching is done in impressions, DMC perle 5 and Balger metallic #12.   

On another topic, Needle Nicely has several hundred canvases on sale on the shelf in the shop's front window.  During the entire month of September, they will be on sale, Buy one get the second of lesser value for half price.  This sale does not apply to the $5 sale basket.

1 comment:

  1. Lots of little details in this one, but it's coming right along. Nice to be able to tick off the individual elements as you stitch away.