I have done some more of Chinese Mandala, but I am starting to run out of bits I can do until I get my Eterna Silks and my black rayon. I love seeing everyone else's gorgeous progress and will post a piccie of this soon.
I have been sidetracked over the last 2-3 days by a new SAL. I saw it on another blog, loved it and had to join. The design is Tree of Stitches by Abi Gurden and is available through The Stitch Specialists Yahoo Group. It uses a different stitch in each fortnightly part. I decided to do mine as a spring blossom tree and my inspiration were blossom trees in a beautiful garden in Canberra.
I am stitching it on 32 count linen, Pacific Dreams from Stitches and Spice to emulate the blue spring sky. The trunk is Gloriana Arroyo (172). the blossoms Pol stitches dragon floss Summer Fruits (63) and the green Threadworx 1046. I have done 6 of the 9 available parts so far
Part 1 - Cross Stitch
Part 2 - Smyrna Stitch
Part 3 - French Knots
Part 4 - Eyelets
Part 5 - Rice Stitch
Part 6 - Cushion Stitch
I have been enjoying stitching this one and it is fun stitching some different stitches.
Hope everyone is having a nice weekend