Pieces of EightI did not get work done on Pieces of Eight since my last post because I could not put down the Filet Bluework but I did take an updated picture of progress made in June.
I finally started making more of my own choices as I progressed. I wished I'd made them sooner to better balance the colors. I love it anyway.
Chatelaine: Egyptian MandalaI am finally starting to feel like I am getting somewhere. It is funny to me, that while I longed to be done with the inner block sections there was something reassuring about filling them in. I have to pay more attention to the chart now.
New territory to be stitched. I am on to other shapes, other motifs.
Filet Lace Bluework
This piece did not take long as I could not stand to put it down. The colors are still a little off but a little closer than the older picture.
I enjoyed working on this piece so much I dove into my stash of HDF spools then found another small pattern to start.
Filet Leafy Scrollwork
A semi mystery thread. It is HDF. It is labeled. It is a Single Stranded Regular silk. The mystery is how I got it because I never ordered SSR a la cart. I suspect it came in a bag of mystery spools from an old carrot option in the shopping menu.
I absolutely love the SSR. I wonder if the new SSR is like this onld one. The coverage on 36 ct is better than 1 ply from the 6 stranded.