After purchasing a positive rainbow of colours, it seemed appropriate that this week was more than usually colourful.
Having realised that the big project I had in mind would be enormous beyond anything than would be manageable on the 28 count evenweave I had purchased, I did a little thinking. I did an about turn and started on a mini rainbow inspired project. This is as far as I have got with it but I hope to take it with me to Sicily next week. I am a big fan of stitching whilst at the beach – I do hope it is not just me!
I spied out some 18 count aida in my basket that is much more suitable for the big project. As soon as I found it, I just had to make a start. Just a couple of rows, I told myself…
…but by this morning this had happened! Having had a long look at what I have done so far, I think that I may need to switch the greens. The light one needs to be a little less yellow and the dark one more grass than emerald green I should be able to tweak these colours and bring this away with me too. I find bright, bold cross stitch is the right thing for a summer holiday project!
This week I managed to finish all of the satin stitch in my blue tiles/scales project.
I am now on to the couching. In this picture you can see I have made a start on it. However, I think that the white metallic floss is just going to be too stiff and awkward for all of the tight curves. I am going to pull it out and just use ordinary floss or maybe satin floss…if I want to make life hard for myself!
Here is another view of all of those lovely satin stitch tiles. I just love looking at them!
As I mentioned, I will be away next week. I do plan to stitch but between the beach and all of the fabulous food I may not have time to blog. I will also be taking plenty of pictures, some of which may well find their way onto my instagram feed: @ambrosiastitches – do follow along if you feel so inclined!