Sunday, March 11, 2007

Mini and Midi Again

Slowly but surely that mini mandala is getting done. Lots of backstitching on it lately, and I'm really just about done on the middle. Got all the cross stitching completed. Rhodes and more Rhodes to go, though, then the beads. I think it looks pretty, but it doesn't look like the picture in Gift of Stitching. That one didn't have a model stitched for it and there really wasn't an explanation as to whether things were Rhodes or Algerian eye stitches. It also had a really bad way of showing the backstitches. Who knows if, in the end, I'm making it the way Martina designed it? On the Midi, I got the ball and plant in the upper basket done and am now working on the basket itself. Once that basket's done, there are the balls on the tops of the columns and then a whole line of plants in pots at the bottom. At least it's not those arches!


Jenn L in Chicago said...

Ooooh thanks for the heads up on the charting issues on the mandala. I've been eyeing that piece as people have been posting pictures.

Hazel said...

I would love to try one of Martinas designs but I cant seem to download her freebies and the one ican get just isnt showing up too well. I think I'd really struggle stitching it. Maybe I should just go ahead and buy one and hope it turns out ok. Yours looks great.