Sunday, February 16, 2020

Acanthus Stitch-a-Long, part 3

Hi everyone! I'll cut to the chase here. I didn't get as much done this time as I wish I had. But here's where I was last time:


And here's where I am this time:


One of the challenges I had was looking at the different greens in the gray-green leaves. There are three more shades of pale green in this part:


Even in yarn it's not super easy to tell how many colors there are!


I had hoped to get both the gray-green leaves and the browny-green leaves done, and haven't quite finished filling in the second gray-green leaf. Again, it's difficult to see progress from the front of this brightly colored canvas, so here's the back from the last check-in:


And here's the back now:


I'll actually be away for one of the three weeks before our next check in, but I really REALLY hope to finish the pair of browny-green leaves and roll the canvas for real.

The other stitchers in this stitch-a-long have undoubtedly been more productive than I have this term, so check out everyone's blogs to see what they're all up to.

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, CindyHeidi, Jackie, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary MargaretRenee, Carmela, Jocelyn, SharonDaisy, AnneConnieAJ, and welcome back to Jenny.

See you on March 8th for our next check-in!


22 comments:

  1. Thanks for the welcome back Sunny! Wow, that looks like a challenge, you must need really good lighting to see those subtle changes in colours but it is so beautiful it's worth it, the shades really make the leaves stand out. Jenny x

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    1. Thanks Jenny - without my OttLite I don't know how I would have gotten through it.

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  2. It's very wonderful!...Have a happy embroidery!
    Hugs,Carmela

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  3. This one is definitely a labour of love. Just keep thinking of it as finished and on display with the other beauties :-)

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    1. Thanks Avis! I'll just keep stitching away.

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  4. Any progress is good progress! It is looking great!

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  5. I always look forward to seeing this project, Sunny. Great progress. Reminds me of my needlepointing days and makes me want to get back to it.

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn! I have one more big needlepoint kit in my stash after this ... but I think I'll take a needlepoint break when I finish this.

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  6. don't be too hard on yourself, looks like great progress to me!
    claire93

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  7. Boy, the back really shows your progress. I think I'd go mad trying to decipher all those shades of green. Better you than me! ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I'm moving on to an easier-to-read pair of leaves, so I should make faster progress now.

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  8. You are really moving on this, in spite of the color confusion!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I think this next set of leaves will go more quickly.

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  9. Wow! It looks like a great amount of progress to me. Beautiful stitching!

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  10. Wow, I´m impressed that you can managed to chose the right colors! Well done!

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    1. Well, *hopefully* they're the right colors. ;) Thank you!

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  11. Wow stunning but difficult for sure!

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