Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The moment has arrived. I had to start the woven stitch inside the ribbons. What a nail-biting experience! This was made even more complicated because the top of the center area is split by a large gold ornament, so I had two chances to screw up. I made the count 4 times for the left-hand area. Then I did the same for the right-hand area. Still, my fingers are crossed that everything will mesh together in the end.
In an effort to catch up on stitching this canvas, I worked on two ornaments this week. First, I did the turquoise and white ornament in tent stitch. Next, I did the solid turquoise ornament in one of my new favorite stitch combinations--slanted gobelin over 2, 3 rows of basketweave, slanted gobelin over 2, etc. Both of them were stitched using Kreinik metallic. I've also been stitching on the background with a strand or two of Very Velvet ribbon thrown in for good measure.