Monday, 2 June 2014

Save the Stitches block 2

Last month for Needlequest I restarted Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey's Save The Stitches for the theme of blackwork.  I'm not joining in this month's needlequest, so I wanted to continue stitching this blackwork sampler.


The photo above shows where I was in my last update.  This is block 1.  Since then, I've finished block 1, but didn't think to take a photo until I'd started block 2.


Here's where I am now.  The 4 full blocks to the left are part of block 1, as is the small motif in the centre.  I've now done the cross stitch outline for block 2 and am beginning the filling stitches.  I love stitching this and would work on it every evening, but alas, a rug-hooking project was calling my name so I've had to set it aside for a week or two.


I attempted to take a close up of block 1, but it was too sunny.  Yes, you read that right, too sunny!  I'm using accents of copper, platinum and gold thread as stated in the pattern, and some gold beads too.  I will try to get some better photos next time.  If anyone else is stitching this project, please leave me a comment, I'd love to see it.


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Block 1
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13 comments:

Rachel said...

Lovely - you've made good progress!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Great job :D

Rhona said...

Wow! This looks amazing! You've mad e great progress. I love the pop of the gold colours. Can't wait to see more.

Rachel said...

This is really intricate! Nicely done.

Anna said...

C'est déjà très beau...
Bonne semaine !
Anna

JoJo said...

That's so pretty! I love it!

Jo Ferguson said...

I'm enjoying the progression of this piece. I've been looking for books and online to teach me black work but they don't show the progression of the stitch, just the finished one. It's hard to know where to start and watching you work in this, has helped.

Sandra :) said...

Oh my goodness the block with the gold beads (which make a fabulous embellishment) look like daisies from a distance - I love it!

Joy McD said...

That is just amazing... and so much work! I don't think I would have the patience... :) xxx

Pamela said...

Lovely work!
I have been downloading the patterns for this one and hope to start it soon. It requires a large piece of fabric, so I will need to go shopping before I can start it!

ukcitycrafter said...

This is looking brilliant Wendy, I like the hints of colour I can see in this it makes it 'pop'!

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Jane Galley said...

What great progress you've made. I haven't done blackwork for a very long time. It's very effective when you get the different patterns going

One English Teacher said...

What beautiful stitching!