Monday, 7 July 2014

Save the Stitches - block 2 complete

I think I need to get my hair cut, or maybe my head shaved.  Remember the story a few weeks ago about the bee stuck in my hair?  Well this week, whilst at work, I was beavering away when I saw something out of the corner of my eye.  It went.  I saw it again and again it disappeared.  The next thing I knew, there was a spider abseiling down my glasses!!  It would appear I had a spider living in my hair...  What next?  Will I wake up to find a pigeon nesting on my head?

I've been slowly but steadily stitching on Elizabeth Almond of Blackwork Journey's Save The Stitches blackwork samplers.  Not actually Elizabeth's, I think she'd be pretty pissed off at me ruining her beautiful work, but on my version.  

This is where I'd got to on the last update.  The four complete blocks and the small one are block 1.  The outlines are all block 2 and I'd started the filling stitches.



Here is where I am now.  Block 2 is all finished and I've put in the outlines for block 3.


If you have any interest in a long-term stitching project, even if you've only done a bit of cross stitch before, I'd recommend giving this a go. 


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block 1 finished

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17 comments:

Rachel said...

It is an interesting project, I agree, showing variations of the designs, not just the basic forms.

Pamela said...

Beautiful progress! I definitely want to stitch this one.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's beautiful! Very tempted to start it myself, but I've got a lot on my hands already. Maybe in a couple of months...

Kokopelli said...

What lovely stitchwork! And is abseiling really an English word? Fun, as "abseilen" is the German word for it. :)

cauchy09 said...

wow, your blackwork is gorgeous!

and, yeah, shave your head. it's the only solution. :o)

Jillayne said...

I'm of the opinion you are being a tad critical - this looks pretty darn beautiful to me.
Blackwork is not the easiest technique, and there isn't much margin for error - I'm very impressed with your accomplishments with this piece - it's going to be stunning!

Joy said...

Gosh, this is such intricate work Wendy, and you're creating something really beautiful, well done!
Very interesting what's been happening with your hair of late and I'm sorry for laughing at your experiences but please, don't do anything drastic :) xoJoy

margaret said...

this is coming along beautifully,

Sheryl S. said...

This is really beautiful work Wendy. What a lot of stitches!

Jane Galley said...

You have made good progress, it's looking lovely.

Kris said...

Wow this looks beautiful and not easy for a beginner I would think. Just lovely!

Sheryl S. said...

This is so lovely, I'm very tempted to do this design - might fit a tray I have.

Maryse said...

Beautiful work! How do you call that type of stitching?
You must have some catchy hair...:)))

Renee said...

I have not tried black work before, but yours is so lovely that I have added it to my mental list of things to try some day!

I am so sorry to hear about the bee and spider adorning your hair. Suddenly, memories of the fly that tried perching on the tip of my nose last night seems far less annoying than they did this morning!

Janine said...

Your blackwork is beautiful. I love the different pattern variations and those golden touches :)

Vera said...

That is looking beautiful!

Jo Ferguson said...

This is such a stunning piece. I bought the Anchor book on blackwork and you're right, it's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the advice now I have no excuse for not trying blackwork.