Sunday, 13 September 2015

Viennese Waltz - update 6

Apparently it's been three weeks since I last showed an update on my cross stitch piece - Viennese Waltz by John Clayton.  I can't believe it was three weeks ago!  I think I must have accidentally slept for a week at some point...  Today is my last day of freedom before I go back to work tomorrow.  I had a whole week off.  Mr C and I took a silversmithing class on Monday and Tuesday, then I had bead classes on Thursday so I threw in the whole week.  I'll be updating you soon!



The above photo is where I was three weeks ago.  The below photo is where I am now.  I moved the frame slightly but I have finished his whole leg and shoe, I've also added quite a bit to her dress.  I had a semi-successful trip to Hobbycraft on Friday to buy the threads I'm running out of to complete the background.  The codes were for DMC threads, except 210 and 211 which were a completely different shade!  I did my best there, matching up 210 almost exactly and not worrying about 211.


I'm enjoying stitching her dress, but I'm wondering if I should go back and finish off that boring background first.  When I've finished the figures, there's a big of "floor" at the bottom which will be boring too, so maybe I shouldn't get the most interesting bit done first?  But then, when did I ever have willpower?

In case you've forgotten, I'm stitching this as part of a three-weekly SAL, aiming to get us finishing our pieces, either new pieces or WIPs.

You can go and see what the other participants have been up to here:







14 comments:

claire93 said...

well done.
I'd be tempted to do the interesting bits first and save the background for last ^^

Rachel said...

Maybe you could do bits of background and bits of the dancers alternately?

rutigt said...

This is a fantastic embroidery! Don´t worry about different colours in the threads. I think it will add even more life into the embroidery!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

You've done a lot, and it's looking great!

talltalesfromchiconia said...

You've done a lot, and it's looking great!

sewingbesidethesea said...

You have so much patience. This just keeps looking better and better :-)

Melody said...

Wonderful stitching

Sandra :) said...

Willpower? What is this thing you call ... willpower? It's not in my vocabulary, that's for sure, lol! Your cross-stitch project is waltzing along nicely (yeah, I'm slapping myself for that bad pun) :D You sure do have fun classes in your area - you get to try all kinds of fun things!

Jane Galley said...

that sounds like a good week off. Great to see the progress on this one

ukcitycrafter said...

This is looking great, I think I'd need to ration the interesting stitching with the more monotonous background otherwise I'd loose the will to live!!

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Flickenstichlerin said...

Wonderful stitchery, looks so delicate.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Janine said...

This is going to be stunning. It's coming on beautifully :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful progress! It's looking great :D

Jo Ferguson said...

Love this piece. You're motivating me to get started on a large cross stitch project I have, sitting in the wings.