There wasn’t much time for stitching this week, I’m working on a knitting project for a little girl that will be born soon. So there’s not much progress on my Phoenix this week. I finished the outline in Portuguese stem stitch and marked the border of my work in yellow tacking thread. I don’t stitch a border, because my daughter want her phoenix framed.
The next step will be pulled thread. I already gathered my books . . .
. . . and some of my old embroideries for inspiration. I took a photo of them together, because I’m sure many of you never saw my older work. The oldest piece on this photo is my dragon, I made it for the Stitch Explorer Assisi challenge at Pin Tangle in March 2009. I only used stranded floss for this ornament, you can read more about it here. The first time I tried pulled thread is in my Casalguidi tree, which I made in May 2009 for another Stitch Explorer challenge. You can read more about this tree here. Nefertiti was the last embroidery I made in Sharon’s PLOS class. You can read more about my Nefertiti here. I made the last 2 embroideries for Sharon’s Sumptuous Surface class in 2011. I wrote about my sumptuous pieces here and here.
Work In Progress Wednesday is a support group to encourage people to complete languishing projects, Works In Slow Progress or UFO’s.
More info at Pin Tangle.