Old World Vinery by Chatelaine.
Working on this project exclusively before our upcoming trip I am making good progress, but I have run into a little difficulty.
I have found that no matter how many times I read the instructions I ALWAYS make some kind of mistake. I used two threads instead of one for the half stitches that are purple all around the center. Of course I had done the whole thing before I realized it, so I am going to leave it. Grrrrrr.
I also discovered that I am terrible at backstitching. I tried and tried, and frogged and restitched, but I just cannot get the backstitching around the leaves just inside the orange border to look right. So, I made the executive decision to just leave it off. (for the time being anyway). It feels like I am cheating somehow.....so an entire day of stitching was taken up with the silly backstitching. Enough!
Am beading as I go even though it is a little hard to see in the photos, using batting (as recommended by some other Chatelaine stitchers) to pad the beading as I roll it up on the frame. I hope I can finish this center portion before our trip.
So enjoying this piece alot and am sure I will miss it. I never cease to be amazed by these incredible designs. It seems that the use of variegated threads makes each stitchers piece just a little bit different. Of course, with all the errors I make, my pieces tend to be overly unique!
Thanks for visiting.