Thursday, August 1, 2013
Here is my progress so far on my olive branch border. I have been experimenting with the olives. I have tried various thicknesses of floss and I think that the olive in the top left of the picture is the winner. Three strands of floss in rows of backstitch as a fill. I think that will work! The leaves are done in the fishbone stitch. I also have progress to show on a new project:
This says "Benvenuti Amici" which is Italian for "Welcome Friends" . I am using the chain stitch for the lettering and for the motif on the bottom the double knot stitch. You may recognize the double knot stitch, remember this disaster? Let's just hope I don't have to remove any of these stitches and risk it happening again!
I really love the color combination of purple and green, as you can see by both of the above projects. I was looking at my color wheel and noticing that purple and green are part of a triad with the third color being orange. I think I will have to use some orange somewhere on the benvenuti stitching.
There are so many beautiful shades of green, I am growing several of these pale green zinnias this year, I really love the light green color. I should have grown some purple flowers to go with them!
These are certainly not purple but I can't resist their beautiful color!