Sunday, September 1, 2013

Into The Woods

The stocking progresses, although I only managed an hour's stitching before work Wednesday and a half an hour at lunch break Thursday.  My plan to stitch most of the the Labor Day Weekend has been a quasi-success so far.  I stitched for a couple of hours each on Friday and Saturday  It's been raining on and off for several days and the sky is threatening again today, so that's an excuse to cozy up indoors.  The dampness has caused my arthritic left knee to seize up and that puts paid to my plans for Sunday Mass.

So far, I have finished work on one of the smaller trees [just behind the deer] and have begun work on one of the larger trees set back even further.  I have been alternating work on the large tree and the angel's robes and draperies between which, as luck would have it, was yet another small patch of snow.  I can't seem to get away from the stuff.  And just to make things more interesting, the angel's blue drapery had a white border though, happily, it contained only three shades of white and stitched up relatively quickly.  The trees and the robes, while still painterly and containing many shades, involve fewer colors of floss and in somewhat wider swathes making the stitching ever so much easier.

The photos, taken indoors because of the unreliable weather outdoors, have a slightly yellowish cast even though I have used my stitching lamp to illuminate it.

Here's a photo of the full stocking.  You can see I have stitched quite a bit in the past few days.  It's amazing what progress can be made when working with the larger elements in the piece.

And here is a close-up of what I have accomplished since the last series of photos.

And for those who are wondering what the end result will be, here is a photo of the stitched model.


Vickie said...

It is looking so good.
Can you not just remain seated in the pew during kneeling?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Just cheering you on in your progress!
Imagine me waving pompoms LOL.

Emma/Itzy said...

This is looking lovely, and such a beautiful design. I would love to stitch up some stocking one day its on the (big) to do list

Julie said...

It's going to be magnificent,I am enjoying watching it grow.