Monday, October 22, 2012

death by basketweave...

devil, thy name is basketweave!

these were my sentiments at around 9 pm last night when i finally put the last stitch in the cuff. 
more specifically, the basketwoven background.

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking

i had finished the top and bottom borders over a week ago and started on the basketweave around thursday night.

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking

the black and gold borders are alternating scotch stitches, as well as the all black border at the top. the red and white triangles are padded in petite very velvet, then stitched with splendor multiple times. 

Susan Roberts needlepoint nutcracker stocking

i'll start with beading the name tonight, but i feel the hard part is behind me! 

and because she was being so good and's a gratuitous cricket pic!

how was your weekend?


  1. Time well spent, my dear. It looks wonderful. Can't wait to see more!

  2. You have done a brilliant job!