Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Town Square Series Flower Shop

From now until the end of May, my blogging will be somewhat erratic.  As the program year winds down to  close in late May, the demands on my time get more than a little crazy.  So bear with me as I try to find a reasonable balance between family, work and leisure.

This was a relatively quick stitch ... it's a bit smaller than the other charts in the series.  It is another in the series that was meant to be outlined only.  But I abhor that children's coloring book look and have been filling in the negative space with stitches whenever I choose a design like that.  Incidentally, The Honey Shop. The Bakery and The Shoe Shrine were just such charts.

As you can see from the first shot, I stitched all the solid areas first.  It was just a matter of count twice [or thrice] and stitch once.

The side walls were supposed to be outlined in brown but, as you can see in the second photo, I stitched the entire building in GAST Picket Fence. .I also changed back stitched flower by the door to a lazy daisy stitched flower