These gorgeous autumn colors
from my back yard have reminded me
that I need to share a progress report on one of my many works in progress! Do you remember this project? I am really pleased with the progress I have made so far!
A closer look will show the different stitches I am using. For the sunflower, I used the split stitch for the petals and stem stitch for the center. I still want to add some sort of filling stitch for the sunflower center. Perhaps french knots? The zinnia (on the bottom left) is being done in satin stitch with two different floss colors for the petals. The chrysanthemum (bottom right) is done in back stitch in two rows with two different colors. I am not sure if I am done with that yet either! I may fill it in with more stitching. The little acorn needs to be filled in still, I am not sure how I am going to finish it. I am thrilled with how the pumpkin is turning out! I did the stem in back stitch and the ribs in split stitch:
I am filling the pumpkin using the long and short stitch. The unique color comes from combining three strands each of two different colors of floss. I love the effect!