I have a tight deadline looming this week and haven’t had as much time to stitch on Ribbons. I have worked on the center only. I started by using Upright Cross in white gold Neon Rays +, red Sprinkles, and blue Snow.
Then I stitched around them with #12 Kreinik. I had originally planned to use the white gold Snow, but it was too thick. I stitched over three threads on the diagonal and then stitches over two threads extending the lines beyond the previous stitching.
I’m not sure I like it – maybe too much metallic. I started on one inner corner and stopped. I’m not sure if it will stay as is. The two ideas I had for filling in the space between the corners and the center hasn’t worked out on a piece of scrap canvas. So I’ve stopped working on it for now and will see how things go tomorrow. If a solution doesn’t come to me in a day or two, I’ll put the project away for a week and see if that helps. In the meantime I can start on the teal rug if I need to. Here’s the whole ribbons project as of this morning.