Thursday, September 20, 2012

TUSAL and some progress on Deep Peace

Hi Everyone,

I never meant to be gone so long! I have been very distracted with medical appointments, and other such annoyances!

He is my long overdue September TUSAL:

Lots of colors here!

There is some progress on Deep Peace, but it has been slow going. This is not the kind of piece you can work on when you are overly tired or distracted. I found that I was making a lot of mistakes so I put it aside for a few days.

I finished filling in the big "D".

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I still think the top filling is too dark. It seems to obscure the dragonfly and the butterfly, however I am leaving it alone for now.
Next I worked on the 5 "eep Peace". The directions call for the "eep Peaces" to be a darker color brown, and the rest of the verse done in a lighter shade, however I decided to complete the entire verse in the same color. It seemed to be more cohesive that way.

There is a blue wave over the first line, and some wavy design on the top that is made up of back stitching and cross stitch.

Next I stitched the little designs on the corners of the "D".
The horizontal box on the top was stitched with a diagonal Queen stitch.

The vertical box on the bottom of the "D" was done in Satin stitch.

Next came the illuminated initials for the last two lines.

After that, I worked on the curvy scrolling lines in celery colored silk.

I put my initials and the year above the last line. The designer embroidered a very curvy '98 there, in the same style as the curvy lines below. She put her initials in one of the Forget-me-nots on the edge. There was no way that I could have made a '12 into those curvy lines, and I wanted all the forget-me-not corners to be alike, so I put both initials and date here. I hope it isn't too abrupt of a style change.

So here is where I am with it so far.

 I am beginning the vines at the top, but I was making so many mistakes, I had to stop. I am picking it up again this evening, so hopefully I can get some more done on this. It is coming along, but oh, so slowly.

I received my metal supplies in the mail.

Oh boy! More fun to come! Stay tuned!


Margaret said...

WOW!!! Sooooo gorgeous! What a beautiful piece this is!

Barb said...

That WIP is just beautiful!! Worth all the work!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

This is looking so beautiful really something you should be proud of - can't wait to see the sparkly bits added!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm so pleased I popped over after reading your comment on my blog!
This is amazing! The D alone is beautiful but with the rest of the sampler it is incredible.
You should be very proud of this piece of work.

Susan said...

Beautiful! With the D complete the top filling stitches fit right in - it might be one of those things that don't look right up close, but looks perfect from a bit back.

stitcherw said...

Nice progress, Deep peace is looking lovely, the coloring is beautiful and the different stitches make it so interesting to look at as well.

Gill - That British Woman said...

beautiful work, thanks for popping by and saying hello,


Karoline said...

Deep Peace is looking stunning, great progress

Brigitte said...

This project is absolutely beautiful. But I can see why you can't stitch on it when you are distracted - it demands a lot of attention when stitching on it. But of, so beautiful.

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful project you are working on. I don't think I have ever seen it before now.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment :)

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, it's much appreciated. It's always nice to find new blogs to look at, had a lovely read here this evening,love the project you are currently working on, very pretty.
I'll be back!

Nicola said...

I have never seen this chart before, WOW !!

It is so beautiful, I particularly like the colours and the use of speciality stitches.

I look forward to watching your progress. All the work will be worth it.