Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm getting tired of monochrome

Call me fickle! I set a goal to work on only this this month, but I'm craving some color! Will I cave in and switch to something else?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

White Wedding Progress

These shapes and colors are all around me in my home leading me to realize, of all the projects I've worked on so far, this expresses closely what I would probably design myself.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

White Wedding

I fell in love with William and Kate's wedding cake and felt compelled to stitch the equivalent.

It put me in a romantic mood, not hard to do as I'm a hopeless romantic most of the time anyway, and I searched for a similar wedding sampler design to stitch for my husband and me. I found "White Wedding" by Ellen Maurer-Stroh.

I tested several shades of silk on pure white Belfast linen. Here is my progress so far.

It's my fourth monochrome project. Even though I'm a bit of a color fanatic, I find stitching with one color, especially silk, to be meditative, relaxing, and very satisfying. I love the soft glow of creamy silk on pure white linen.