I’ve got a cold and I don’t want you to catch it.
The cold led to a bad night, so I haven’t had much energy today – although I did manage to finish this, which I’ve been working on, off and on, since before Christmas.
More off than on, as
- It is cross stitch
- I think the variegated thread nearly works - but not totally
- I was underwhelmed by it until I added the back stitch outlines.
Of course. after I’d started it I discovered that in ‘real’ Assisi work, you do the back stitch first, and it should be long arm cross stitch.
But hey, I’ve got C&G, I’m allowed to break the rules!
Unfortunately, I think it would look better with long arm cross stitch – which for some idiosyncratic reason I find more interesting than ordinary cross stitch - or free cross stitch, or blackwork. So I might do another one. Maybe.
I also continued with my exploration of things the jar-opener shape reminds me of. Fortunately we have some poppy heads in a vase of ‘deadery’ [dried flora] so I had a real one to draw. And then I got side tracked into drawing the top – I love the star shape. Looks like a tassel …
Although my drawings aren’t very good I am coming to enjoy the process – and find myself noticing lots of things that I never previously noticed.
Teasels tomorrow. Probably.
And yet more C&G trees – string stamp on the left, a blurry photograph of winter branches on the right. It would be interesting to draw – which is something I never thought I’d find myself saying …