Sunday, November 11, 2018

Swan Stitch-a-Long, part 3

Hi everyone! It's been a busy three weeks -- sometimes I really think it can't possibly be three weeks since the last check-in, so I go back and look... yep. Three.

I did get some key stitching done, but it still feels very empty... I stitched the "ground" sections:

I've done most of the outlining on the central leaves:

And done some of the feather outlining on the left swan:

Next steps: finish the feather outlining. Fill in the leaves. Start filling in the pale blue background. Just keep moving forward!

At the risk of sounding WAY more jet-set than we really are, I'm writing this post a bit early as we'll be en route to China for a week's holiday on November 11. So apologies if I'm missing any last-minute changes!

When we return home, I look forward to seeing all the amazing work my fellow stitchers are doing -- but you should take a peek now!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, LindaHeidi, Jackie, Hayley, Tony, MeganCatherineDeborah,  Connie, and Clare.


  1. My goodness, you've certainly done a lot of foundation work. Things will go so fast when you start filling in.

  2. Amazing progress. Well done and enjoy the trip to China :-)

  3. I've never done this kind of outline stitching on canvas work. Might have to give it a try sometime. This is going to be another gorgeous piece (pillow?). Enjoy China!

  4. I think you have done a monumental job of prepping here, the fill in will be so smooth and quick! Enjoy your trip! Did you go as a tour or on your own?

  5. Great progress! Hope you are having a nice trip to China!!!!

  6. Looks great. Have a wonderful time in China.