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Monday, January 19, 2009

More flowers on Examplar IV

After lots of over-one stitching, the flower trellis in the lower right corner of Catherine Theron's Examplar IV. This motif took a lot more effort than it appears at first glance. The green bars are outlined and filled with chain stitch. All of the flowers are tent stitch over 1, with backstitch over 1, and the yellow flower centers are tiny spiral trellis with one strand of floss.

This has kept me busy over the course of the weekend! Here's the entire piece so far.The next few motifs should work up a bit more quickly.

Pregnancy ticker: 33 weeks, 3 days.
Sorry. I know some of you worry when I don't post for a while. Everything's fine. It's just that I've been taking it really easy over the last few days, and didn't want to drag out the laptop. My blood pressure seems to go up considerably when I'm up and about, so I waited 'til DH was here this evening to get the laptop out.

On the other hand, today was the first time the doctors seemed to think that making it to January 30th (35 weeks) was a likely possibility! We're continuing to hang in there!


Missy Ann said...

OMG backstitch over one. :thud:

You do such beautiful work, very inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Jeanne, I was trying to imagine how that lower right square on tip would be filled in and it has exceeded all my imaginations. Beautiful work. The chained bars make such a nice transition between the trellis spirals and the tent stitch flowers.

Best wishes,

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous Jeanne, congratulations. I'm glad to hear the doctors are optimistic

Mary Corbet said...

Very Nice - the sampler's coming along really well! You make it look so FUN! I love the trellis!!

Glad to hear you're hanging in there!

Elmsley Rose said...

It's beautiful! Love the tiny spiral trellis

Front Range Stitcher said...

WOW! I think this is a fabulous piece. I am so glad you're stitching it along with us. The shading, the bargello, all wonderful. So glad to hear your little one is perculating along just fine.

Jane said...

Lovely work on this. I'm enjoying seeing it develop.