Sunday, October 16, 2016

Revisiting Martha

I've worked on a few more bands since my last post.  The Blackwork is done but I am delaying stitching the Queen's Stitch pineapples until an arthritis flare up abates.  I love Queen stitches but they require a delicate touch.  Pineapples symbolized hospitality in colonial America.

The next divider is another pink on pink band: the Crossed Cushion.

The following band is a fan stitch representing Martha's love of dancing and balls and entertaining.  I've just started the top sritching that shapes the bottom of the fan.


Julie said...

Growing nicely, i'm not a fan of queen stitches - far too fiddly to do.

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

Nice progress on the sampler. Love the little fan stitches. I don't mind Queen stitches, I like to use one strand for a more sparse look so you can see the shape of the stitches.

Bea said...

I'm glad to see you're working on this again. I'm so much enjoying each band as you work it.

deb said...

I really like the blackwork part on that band and am very interested to see the queen stitch pineapples when you're up to it.