It’s Monday! And it is somehow 2018. How’d that happen? I wasn’t done with 2017 goals yet. I should have made a list of them I guess so I could keep track of them and mark things off.
I’m working on 2018’s goal list, but in the meantime I thought I would share something I made for a Christmas gift for my mom-in-law.
This one was a bit different in how I had to do it because it didn’t have one petal that had the edges behind two other petals as a starting point. Each petal has an overlap with another petal.
I picked out my background, traced out my flower on sulky, and put it in a frame.
Then I stitched my outline and removed the sulky.
Next I filled in the leaves and stem with needlepainting.
At this point I had to decide how I was going to fill in the petals. I decided the easiest way was going to be circular, paying attention to the overlaps.
For it being challenging, I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I think my favorite part is the French knots in the middle.
The iris I mentioned in my last post is finished! And I’m extremely happy with it. It now hangs on the wall in our main bathroom.
After it was finished I was still in the mood to stitch, so I turned my attention to another flower that had been on my mind. A rainbow rose.
I traced it onto sulky then stitched it on a black background.
I did make some changes to the colors to go with what I had, but the rainbow rose worked up quickly.
My next project was going to be needlepainting a small waterfall landscape. After studying some drawings I drew up a design, transferred, and outlined. And after a little bit of stitching realized it’s not the right project to hold my attention right now.
What to do. What to do.
Out came the hexies to play.
150 basted. 10 stitched into twos. 71 to still baste. Then I’ll need to drag out some more fabric to cut up.
After working my butt off the last few months or so, I finally have some good downtime to craft! I’ve made a quilt top (will appear in another post some day), finished another chemo hat, planted flowers, beaded a butterfly or two (another future post. No real butterflies were harmed), and finally got back to work on my needlepainting embroidery.
If you know me, you know I love needlepainting. Especially roses.
At last update, I think we were about here on the Trio of Roses:
The color part of each flower is now complete! I’m not happy with the red/pink one still, but I’ll worry about tinkering with that one once everything is done.
Now on to filling in the leaves and stems!