Sunday, July 21, 2013

While Ted's Away, I Stitch All Day

Ted’s gone on a weekend trip with his canoe class, so I spent most of yesterday with the Kingfisher.  The threads I’ve used so far are DMC black floss, YLI black silk, and Kreinik #4 in light blue and darker blue.  I have a few chores this morning, but hope to start working on the cattails a little later today.


6 comments:

  1. Stunning work, but aren't your eyes getting sore? After doing my first and only Blackwork piece I wowed never to go near Blackwork again!

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    1. Thanks! So far my eyes are fine, so I guess I need to be working on it while I can. I'm getting older all the time. I enjoy the even exactness of the blackwork stitches.

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  2. Love the Kingfisher. My mother asked how big the finished piece will be?

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    1. Thanks Margaret,
      The design area is about 8 inches by 9 inches. It's a little smaller than the peacock or the pheasants, but I'd like to have them framed in the same size frames (some day).

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  3. OMG .....your stitching is amazing !!! Is it Blackwork?
    Grit from Germany

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