Oh, I am telling you it has been very difficult to stitch on this project so far because of too many distractions in my life right now.
First, the weather has been really great in the last few days and the pull to go outside in the garden and enjoy that nice weather has just been too irresistable for me not to give in.
Then my attention has also been pulled by my new online class with Trish. I keep thinking of all its possibilities for me, thinking about projects that I have been wanting to do but never have up to now.
I have still managed though to do a bit of stitching just the same on Anasazi Dream (a needlepoint project designed by Carole Lake).
Just stitching the outline itself has required quite a bit of time as I wanted to make absolutely certain that I would not find myself with either one thread too many or one thread short, so I ended up spending extra time double and triple checking every outline I stitched.
Carole’s instructions are very good and she lists for us how many stitches should be here and there, so all we need to do is pay close attention to her instructions and we are home free.
Today I have three photos for you. The first one shows the two bands, one on each side, that looks like an “M” or a “W” depending on which side they are.
Now, if you look at the photo upclose, you will notice that one has been completed (the one at the bottom) and the upper one has not, as I wanted to show you the difference between the two.
This second photo shows a close-up of the unfinished “M” band. The embellishment stitch in between the two rows has not been yet added.
And finally this third photo shows the “M” band with a row of backstitches in between the two lines of stitches.
The threads used for this section are Watercolours Arabian Nights (love that name) and Kreinik braid #085 (green) and the outline was Kreinik #041 (lots of different sparkling colors in that thread – very pretty up close)
I will now go and add the Kreinik braid to the unfinished “M” band and after that I will move on to some other sections.
I also want to read Trish’s printed booklet, the one I received by mail yesterday. I have not had time to do that yet, but I think this will be ideal reading to bring with me outside in the garden for a little well deserved rest.
See you all later!