Monday, August 18, 2014

Mary Had A Little Lamb Or Should That Be Miss Jane

 Some more photos of Miss Jane and her Lamb.  I love doing specialty stitches and have done the lamb in bullion stitch.  Love doing them :).  The crook is chain stitch and I toyed with the idea of doing the blue section of Miss Jane in stem stitch, but decided to go with cross stitch as I thought that a few different stitches would look better.

The bottom of her dress is a combination of satin stitch, herringbone stitch, zig zag satin stitch and stem stitch.

Once I have finished Miss Jane's hat, arms etc. I will finish off the tree that has branches everywhere.  I also changed Miss Jane's face and neck.  I decided that I would do it all in tent stitch over one as I thought that it make her face a bit finer. Discovered this many years ago when I used to do a lot of Needlepoint Tapestries.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bit more of Miss Jane Ballard

 As you can see I have been concentrating on Miss Jane Ballard by Porcupine Collection.  I can't get over how quickly she is coming together.

This is the left hand side of where Miss Jane will be with her sheep.  The tulip is worked in stem stitch.  I was going to do the leaves in satin stitch, but ended up pulling it out as I didn't particularly like the look of it.  I love the bird.  There is another one on the other side.  He sort of reminds me of a vulture lol.

This is the right hand side.  I love the flower on this side.  The petals are done in satin stitch and here is the vulture lol.  At the moment I'm working on the border that surrounds where Miss Jane will be with her sheep.  I'm thinking of working the sheep in a combination of bullion stitch and french knots.  I always enjoy doing those for some reason.

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