Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Queen's Background

I hadn’t picked up the Queen in months. Yesterday, I spent the better part of the day stitching and finishing the background.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but there are three steps to the background: the tent stitch base, like what you can see in the veil area; the patterned stitch on top of that; and at each intersection is a cross stitch done with a metallic thread.  This last step isn't showing up in the photo, but it's done. There’s still so much to do before she’s finished …..

2 comments:

  1. She's looking good. I'd never have imagined the background was that complex. Needlepoint is something I have never tried. We are promised 68 degrees tonight after an 84 degree day. Shall I send the excess heat to melt your snow?

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  2. This looks gorgeous! Also, I saw that an earthquake hit Hokkaido, and I hope everyone is alright!

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