It’s finished! (click image for full size)
Stitched on black 16 ct Aida with Anchor and DMC threads, with added backstiching (not part of the original chart), reflections stitched in one strand of variegated thread and one in white
Design by Marie Barber from the April 2017 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine
Two more areas finished – the flowers and bushes in the center and the sky. Now there are only a couple of sunflowers and the backstitching to be done.
Aaaand … Goblet #12 is finished – I see a happy dance coming up, just a little outlining left. 🙂
For the record, here are goblets #10 and #11 –
Two more goblets finished (without the backstitiching) –
The whole picture so far –
I’m working on the next two, hoping to get them finished soon. Then it’s only one more left to do (my favorite) plus the backstitiching on the last five goblets.
Backstitching on the first seven goblets from page one is complete. Blending in well with the design and definitely worth the extra work, methinks.
This is how it looked without –
Now on to page two and the remaining five goblets.
Like I promised, a short update on the backstitching. It took me a little bit of unpicking until I got it right – outlining the swirls on one side only.
After deciding to add backstitching to this project I started with the first goblet this morning, making the colour choices as I went along.
Just a few stitches in, I knew it was exactly the right decision. Look at the swirly handles.
The first goblet is finished now, the backstitching is blending in, at the same time making quite a difference.
Next update after finishing the yellow one – this one will look quite different then.
After finishing page 1 of the chart I think I’m going to do some additional backstitching before I start page 2 and the remaining five goblets.
Four of twelve finished. The thread replacement in the reflections works quite well for me.
my new palette – a few DMC threads, mostly Anchor and some Rico
This time I’m stitching a project so kitschy 😉 that it’s good again – Vintage Glassware, a design by Marie Barber from the April 2017 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine.
- replacing the suggested Caron Collection Waterlilies Hand-Dyed Variegated Silk Floss (047 lemon n lime) by some variegated DMC and Anchor floss from my stash
- added backstitching
- using black 16 ct Aida
- stitching from the original colour chart
- without marking off
For the reflection I replaced the suggested Caron Waterlilies 047, using one strand of Anchor 2 and one strand of DMC 99. The original chart doesn’t have backstitching but as I think the contrast could be better in some places I’ll add some later.