I had two mornings this week when I didn’t get any stitching done on the rug, but I’ve still made good progress. Lots of photos today! I started the week by continuing the work on Meander. I completed the corner on the left.
This corner is nice and neat. Since the stitches for this border all face in the same direction, the corner on the right isn’t as neat. I think I’ll try to find a neater way to complete that corner. For now, it will stay the way it is stitched.
I worked on completing the Gobelin stitch across the bottom of the rug and turned the corner. Then it was time to start working on the flowers. Step 1 was to stitch the petals in light blue. I did order a lighter shade of the blue so there would be more of a difference between the two blues for the flowers.
The second step was to do some of the background around the petals. There are some gaps in the stitching of the background. They will be covered with the rest of the stitches for the petals.
Then I got out the Navy Trio thread to do a few touches and then finished up with more of the medium blue. What started out looking like a paw print now looks like a flower (I hope). And I’ll need to add a few more background stitches in the middle too.
That’s as far as I got this week. The other 3 flowers only have the light blue stitches so they will have to be completed this week. And there are two other motifs that will be added to this border along the bottom of the rug. You’ll get to see them next Saturday. Here is the rug as it stands today.