Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Easter Egg

This piece is coming along nicely and relatively quickly.  I decided I wanted to make the letters stand out a little more, so I am stitching them in a Hand dyed Told in a Garden Egyptian cotton floss that picks up the pale green in the multicolored Caron Waterlilies silk.  I like how the subtle contrast between cotton and silk, as well as the more obvious contrast between solid and multicolored, sets the letters apart from the other design motifs. And, as I predicted, the colors of the multicolored floss pop more obviously now that I have stitched a greater area.   I have stitched 6 of the 11 bands and am a little more than two thirds of the way to a finish.  The top five bands are much less wide than the bottom six.  Two of them are alphabet bands and stitching letters always goes rather quickly.  There is a reasonable hope that I may finish this up tomorrow.

Without children in the house, the religious celebration of Easter has completed overtaken the secular.  It's fun reclaiming some of the more charming secular motifs like Easter eggs and bunnies.  I'll probably spend a bit of time tomorrow kitting up the Easter Rabbit


Shebafudge said...

That is so pretty! I love the colour of the fabric you are using. xx

Maggee said...

Really nice project--probably finished by now, but am reading blogs in backwards order to catch up now! Finally feeling better! May your Resurrection Day be both beautiful and blessed! Hugs!

Julie said...

It's looking lovely.