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Friday, December 4, 2009

Cinders is getting there!

Despite getting sidetracked (why does this sound familiar?) with the green ornament, I have made a bit of progress since I last posted about Cinders, designed by Marion Scoular.

I have finally finished the bucket. (Or coal scuttle. Whatever.) After finally finding a stitch that could be shaded nicely to indicate a little pile of coal inside, I used the same dark gray to outline the back edge of the rim. Satin stitch in the darker brown lines the inside of the handle. The rest of the outlines on the bucket are in the same brown.

The rest of the outlines have been finished, also. These included the blue edge of her skirt above the cat's head, and the lower outlines of the hearth.

What's left, you ask? Only two things:
  • Adding many more small bricks in the upper half of the wall, although the entire wall will not be filled in.
  • Finishing her hair, which is stitched in stem stitch.  This won't be entirely filled in, either, but more strands are needed, especially between her shoulder and the top of her head.
Hopefully we'll all see it completed next week!


Kathy A. said...

Woohoo! I see a happy dance in your near future. Cinders is coming along beautifully.

Karen said...

Jeanne, this is a lovely piece. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!