Monday, September 10, 2012

now i can move on to the fun stuff!

i knocked out the wood paneling yesterday while watching all the football games on tv. i am just so excited to be moving on to the background!  i feel like i turned a corner and i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking


i used 3 shades of vineyard in slanted gobelin for the wood. i tried using overdyed floss, but the coverage was less than desirable. i had a fleeting moment of "this looks so plain," but then i quickly reminded myself that once the flowers and beads are added, the leaves and wood will drop off into the background.

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking

  

i will be dropping this off to the painter to add my name, so it will be a good opportunity to move on to another project for a while. 


hope you had a great stitchy weekend!

6 comments:

  1. Hi Katherine
    It looks great. Cannot wait to see the flowers. You are doing a magnificent job on this stocking.
    Linda

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    1. thanks linda! the flowers and beads will be the last component and the icing on the cake!

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  2. What great progress. On to the flowers?

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    1. on to the background! flowers and beads are last!

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  3. Looks great! You are a stitching machine.

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