I’ve finished all the bricks and mortar now. The bricks were done in Sheep’s Silk, a wool/silk thread by Thread Gatherer. This gives a nice rough texture look to the bricks. I used Ecru to stitch the mortar.
Now I have lots of little areas to fill in – steps, black iron work, the ivy at the top, etc. I’ll show the finished piece sometime next week. I’m not sure how long it will take me to finish this, just a few days I would think.