Happy dance! HAPPY DANCE!!! The first finish for the month was posted a little while ago. Alice Peterson’s ABC that is now at the framer’s.
The shouted happy dance is for the ASOW Tall Ship, which was finished this afternoon. Here is the bottom of the canvas:
The water was stitched with Bravo, using two plies, in a zigzag pattern.
I used up 1 card of Bravo, 7 skeins and 2 partial skeins of floss, 2 full and 4 partial skeins of old Needle Necessities thread. All of this was in my stash!
This was quite a challenge and took 6 months to finish. (I still have about 4 threads for rigging that need to be tightened.) Here is the finale:
With two projects done this month, I’m now free to start two new projects. For downstairs, I am going to stitch the C A T by Cheryl Schaeffer. I’m still waiting for a couple threads, but I’ve start the background for the C using white Pepper Pot Silk in Nobuko stitch. The letters are about 8 inches tall, which is smaller than most of my projects. I’ve only worked on it one evening so far.
Upstairs, the new larger canvas is the Teddy Bear Stocking by Barbara Fox for DH’s granddaughter. Again, only one hour of stitching so far. Marshmallow variegated Pepper Pot Silk was used for the floorboards, stitched in Beaty stitch.
When I need a change of pace upstairs, I can work on the Qum rug for a few days.