Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Stocking SAL

First and Foremost:  Here is my progress on my TW The Woodland Angel Christmas Stocking.  I haven't worked on it since October 2012.  This is what it looked like at last sighting and the second photo shows current progress.  I am working my way around the bottom, a section of the chart at a time.  Even Teresa Wentzler herself admitted in a comment on my blog back in 2012 that the chart layout required by the limitations of the publishing program was somewhat baroque.  Getting my rhythm back for TW stitching is taking a while and I made very little progress in the last 24 hours.  I love TW designs but they require concentration and a good clear eye.  After so many months working on the very straightforward blocks of color stitching in the massive Midnight Moogies, I have had to shift gears dramatically to work with the confetti stitching, half and quarter stitching, blended threads, and general delicacy of the design.

As you can see in the second shot, I have made a good start on the toe section.  But unless you click on the photo to see it in greater detail, you won't be able to see all the confetti stitching of the snow though the shadows show up well enough.  I will continue to work on it for the rest of Sunday and hope to make a substantial dent in all the various shades of the snow.

I know that according to the SAL rules, the photo was supposed to be posted on 3/2/13 but by the time I thought of it, the sun was setting and the light was fading.  So, I hope my colleagues in the SAL will forgive this late posting.


Linda said...

You have made great progress. What a beautiful design.


Linda said...

It's good to see you have picked up what is going to be a wonderful design again. The posting days are only a guideline - the important part is working on them, having fun and sharing your wonderful work for us to see. Hope you get lots done on Sunday.

Julie said...

A splendid project, i'm going to love watching this grow. I do admire those who stitch TW designs.

I posted my progress picture this afternoon, i'm never on time!