Showing posts with label Island Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Island Home. Show all posts

Friday, December 28, 2007

Island Home Complete

It's taken me a couple of months, but I did finish the Island Home project I set up for the test meeting of the ANG online chapter in formation. Overall, I think it came out pretty well. The best part is the house itself. I nailed that down perfectly with the look and stitch selection. With the fields, I made some poor selections on stitches.
What would I do differently if I restitched it? I'd not use the medallion stitch on the top field. The coverage wasn't that good and it just looks flat. Same with, I'm sorry to say, the water stitch. I had great hopes for it before I did it, from the write up it was given in stitch of the month. It has too much of a regular vertical flow for me. I'd also change the color of the alternating scotch stitch hill, though I like the nubby texture it gives.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Milanese Field

The Milanese stitch I've been using here is showing the effect I wanted - especially at a distance over a foot. It looks like a field of mostly ripe grain with bits of less than ripe mixed in. It's two strands of Splendor and one strand of Gloriana variegated perle. Only three more sections after this to go! I finished this section after the picture was taken on Friday. Hopefully I'll have the next one started before the next picture on this Friday. I'm planning on finishing this off during the first half of January.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Water Stitch on the Home

I used the water stitch in two colors of Soie Cristale for the latest completely filled area. I'd hoped it would give more diagonal movement than it did. There seems to be a stronger vertical line than I thought there would be. It doesn't look bad, it just doesn't look like I'd hoped. There are only four more areas to fill, though, and I've started one of them. It's woven Milanese stitch on the diagonal done with two strands of Splendor and one of Gloriana silken perle. I think it's giving the effect I want - random flowers and less ripe grain in a field. I should either have this area done or close to done by the end of the week.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Homing in on the Hills

Because I've been doing so much on the Christmas stuff, this has slowed down quite a bit. I got another hill done, and since this picture was taken on Friday, most of the hill below it done too. The light green hill is DMC 368 in reverse scotch stitch. I think it gives a bit more diagonal flow than is expected of what is basically a square stitch. I like the bumpy texture, too. Only five more hills to go.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Hill and a Half

The yellow hill's done. I used the diagonal oblong upright cross on it, and I really like the texture it made. The next hill I'm doing is in DMC 368 and it's a plain reversed scotch stitch. I should have it done by the end of the week.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Over One Hill

This week I finished one of the hills on the landscape. I used the Medallions stitch from ANG's stitch of the month. Since I have a whole bunch of up and down going on at the moment, the next stitch I use will have a lot of diagonal to it. This is coming along pretty well, and I've decided to finish it off as a pouch instead of framed.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Stormy Sky

I got the sky done and the ground around the cottage, but then I had to do some frogging. The area that's partially stitched is now being done in a different color than at first. The first color was an overdyed also, but it had too much blue and looked like an extension of the sky or a lake. The current stitch being put in is called Medallions.