14 August 2009
I also added some silk ribbon spider web roses to the cluny lace. Same process for both these and the embroidery thread ones, but such a different result based on the materials used!
In the center bottom patch, I added a more wheat. The wheat berries use the granitos stitch. I knew I wanted something more than the usual lazy daisy stitch or satin stitch for these and the granitos stitch helps give them just the right amount of dimension. It's so easy ~ just a straight stitch worked over and over using the same entry and exit point, but controlling where the thread lies.
Here's an overall look at the block. There are still three small patches to finish and then some beading in a few spots and this will be completed! Time to get block number 3 pieced and ready to go!
White Sands National Monument has one of the prettiest visitor centers. An old adobe building with lovely wooden vigas and timbers. Afte...