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.

5 comments:

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Lovely! And quite interesting to study. Thanks for showing this off.

omashee aka Barb said...

Stunning! Congrats!

Carolyn said...

The turquoise senter really stands out against the reddish tones. Beautiful!

NCPat said...

Once again, a lovey piece! Congratulations!

tintocktap said...

Oh I love all the wonderful stitches and stitch patterns in this - gorgeous!