Monday, January 25, 2010
Suzy Q Finished
Hooray! Suzy Q is finished. The pic was taken without flash, so the sparkle doesn't detract, but it also doesn't show up much. There is quite a lot of metallic, trust me! Refer to previous progress photos and I think you can tell the difference! I filled in the outer green border & the small inner brown border so there is no "break" at their centers. And I backstitched around the brown square motifs with brown silk instead of metallic, then added cross stitching (over 2) around & between them. I think this works to reduce the amount of open canvas without making its own statement! On this piece I didn't care for the open canvas. I think because my threads are so dark. If the canvas had been a darker color, the open canvas may have been fine. At any rate, it is finished. Suzy Q is a fun piece with lots of unusual stitch motifs to challenge just about any level of stitcher.