Saturday, 13 June 2009

A new start

The basket band is started. A whole four and a half inches are done - with 22 and a half inches to do this is going to take a while! But it has to be finished by mid August so I labour on! The colours are beautiful and I'm enjoying the delicate variation -especially in the lighter green thread which is called Avocado. Today I got some green cotton fabric for the basket lining.

I'm stitching in one thread of floss over one thread of 28 count cashel linen - the threads are GAST, those specified in the chart "How Doth The Busy Bee" by Thistle Threads. Suzanne kindly loaned me the chart - thanks Suzanne.

5 comments:

  1. It's beautiful,with such detail, then I read one over one, no wonder. Amazing work, CJ ok;-)

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  2. Well, Nima took my exact words! Wow, it is VERY pretty.

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  3. This is really, really pretty. I would love to see the colors in person, but I've also got an inkling (having done flowering vines similar to that before) about how much work is going into those leaves and blossoms. Kudos for sticking with it!

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  4. That's really pretty. The colours are so much better than the photo that came with the chart. I am really glad to see the chart being used.

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