Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Winter....Almost Over?

I mentioned in my last post that I was working on one of Prairie Schooler's Winter Samplers - here is my progress (pardon the skewed photograph - it is hanging from the top bar of my scroll frame!).
I really like this verse, in part because it reminds me of "Game of Thrones."  I'm stitching it on a piece of Kiwi Illusions "Pumice," using Vikki Clayton's hand-dyed silks.  I realized after starting that I didn't have enough of the white I was using, but thankfully Vikki had a spool in a lot she was selling in her Etsy store!  I also ran out of the Jackalope Brown that I used for the lettering, but I subbed in a skein of an unnamed brown/purple/blue variegated that I got in one of her "detritus bags" long ago.  I used that for all of WINTER at the top of the piece, the first capital "I", the "W" in winter, the "E" in earth and the "L" in like.  It created a subtle effect that I like quite a lot.
This needs to get done soon, if only because I'm tired of stitching white snowflakes.... LOL  And hopefully spring isn't TOO far away!

6 comments:

Beth said...

Quietly pretty, just like winter itself.

Angela said...

Very pretty design :)

cucki said...

Sweet design x

KimM said...

Very pretty. I like the linen color you chose.
xxx

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

I like this design and the colours you are using too.
I hope Winter is nearly over, I'm glad we don't live in Westeros!

OhSewCrafty said...

Cool design, reminds me of game of thrones too! Your color choices are spot-on, perfect for winter.