|7x9" On Floral Road, 2012 (work in progress)|
I worked a little differently on this one. I did the land before the sky. It doesn't much matter since the trees on the horizon will go on last. I was interested in stitching out the grasses because two of my variegated spools were JUST the right color. My source photo has lots of wonderful reeds and white puffs to stitch into it by hand. I will LOVE that. : ) (Do I use a lot of capitals??)
In the mean time, I got those Bird's Foot Trefoil flowers stitched in to the Lakewood Park scene. I was feeling like another hundred French Knots would be quite lazy of me. I can do them with my eyes closed after 5 flax fields and 3 Canola fields. Plus - these buffalo-bean-looking flowers would not be well represented by spots or loops. They have a funny, lumpy shape. I decided to scroll back to my Saturday Stitches posts (see in tutorials at the top of my blog) to find the Sorbello Stitch that Margot taught me. It is perfect!! Check it out...
|Lakewood, 2012 (4x6) in progress|
I have just a few more little white details to stitch in and then this piece is done. I am still so thrilled that I made the right choice for these flowers, I emailed Margot with a huge thank you!
The Sorbello Stitch : )
Happy, I am! : ) Talk soon,