I have been making a big push to get my Special Coffee Commission completed this week. We are visiting the UK at the end of next week and I want to have it all finished and mounted by then so I can take it with me and deliver it to my friend.
I have learnt that I can be a shockingly disorganised stitcher! When you are working with floss with such slight variations in shades, you have to keep your floss in order. More than once I had to unpick my work because I had taken a chance and chosen the floss by eye rather than reference number. Night stitching can be living on the edge, people!
I had to get past the fact that, to start with, it looked more like a Dalek than a moka! I have realised that one of my big pleasures in stitching is working with masses of colour. I obviously have a very short attention span and crave lots of variety! Despite this, I feel I have learned a lot about creating different effects using shading.
So here it is so far! I have to admit, I am very happy with how it looks. I still have a little way to go. I have a lovely silvery, grey floss with a sheen to it that I will use to give it some highlights and add a little more dimension.
I think I fancy a coffee now!