Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Slow progress

I am still working on Wintertide here. I have stitched more complicated things than this, so it should not be a problem, but for some reason, I seemed to have trouble with this one. I found the silk Serica to be a little difficult to work with and wound up doing some frogging. Of course I ran out of the white and had to re-order. Kreinik products are not always easy to find. It took several days to get it, but I finally finished the blanket stitching around the outside.

This is what I have so far:

(click to enlarge)

I still have to finish all the flowers, do the leaves and vines, create the boxes, and do the cutting.

I have neglected to post a picture of my TUSAL! I know the end of the year is near when my jar starts to push out the top! Here it is:

Seems like most of it is pink from Country Garden.

Speaking of TUSAL, if you would like to join this little group, see Sharon's (It's Daffycat) blog http://itsdaffycat.blogspot.com/2010/12/totally-useless-stitch-long.html.

Should be fun!


Nicola said...

Wintertide is looking beautiful Erica.

Daffycat said...

Thanks for the shout-out Erica!

Your Wintertide is looking beautiful!

Julie said...

Very pretty!

Brigitte said...

It's looking so beautiful. I hope you'll be able to finish it without further problems.

barbara said...

Even your TUSAL jar looks artistic! :D But your Wintertide is really stunning.

Nancy said...

Your ornament looks beautiful! Merry Christmas....Nancy