Sunday, January 13, 2019

Swan Stitch-a-Long, part 6

Hi everyone! Happy new year and all that! It's time for the first stitch-a-long check-in of 2019!

I've been slowly making progress on my swan needlepoint. I've now filled in the outer background of the bottom half.  


I used a simple texture pattern and I really like how it came out.


I also did more on the central background, and stitched most of the "feather edging" on the left swan.


And... drumroll please... I rolled the piece on the frame so I could work on the top part. Or higher up, anyway.


Remember our grumpy friend, right swan?


Next steps are to finish the feather outlining on left swan, then stitching the eye and beak to match right swan. And then doing the outlining and stitching of the upper leaves -- including the ones swirling around the outer edge. My goal for the next three weeks would be to do as much outlining and stitching of the leaves to be able to roll the piece again so I could finish them up. But we'll see.

It's a new year, so we've had two new members join the stitch-a-long, and an old friend return. Visit their blogs to see what they're all up to! If you're interested in joining and getting some serious support and inspiration for your projects, visit Avis's blog for all the details.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, LucyAnn, Kate, Jess, Sue, Constanze, Debbierose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, LindaHeidi, Jackie, Hayley, Megan, CatherineDeborah, Connie, and Clare... and welcome back Mary Margaret, and welcome to Renee, Jenny.

Our next update will be Sunday, February 3 -- let's get stitching!

18 comments:

  1. Lovely! This is such a beautiful piece that I'm always impatient to see progress – and you don't disappoint :-)

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    1. Aww, thanks Kate! I think this next stretch is about setting up for some simple stitching so it may not be particularly interesting -- but hopefully it will set me up for the next few stretches!

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  2. Tons of progress Sunny! I do love the swan's face, and the texture in the background created from the different stitches.

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I'm happy I added the outlining around the bill-- I think it really creates the shape.

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  3. I've done a couple of canvas work projects over the years and enjoyed making every stitch with all the different textures.Your swans are stunning and I love the new background stitches.

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    1. Thanks Avis! It makes me excited about completing the borders -- and thinking of something fun to do with the cattails at the top.

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  4. This is gorgeous Sunny, I love the feathers, and it's going to look amazing when it's done I'm sure :)

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  5. Beautiful! I love those background stitches :)

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  6. Thanks Christina! It's been fun to try something different.

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  7. This is simply lovely! The stitches you have picked for the background are perfect and add so much texture and beauty. It will be fun to see this next time.

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  8. Looking great and the new background stitches are so nice!!!

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    1. Thanks Gun! It's a little outside of my comfort zone, but I'm enjoying trying new stitches.

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  9. So good to see a little of the swan's character appearing. Looks great!

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    1. The swans are a little grumpy -- perhaps they're just impatient!

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  10. That is looking absolutely amazing ! It's giving me a whole new appreciation for needlepoint !

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