Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Stocking Detail 38

There isn't much stitching going on here. After a series of delays, we were hoping to close on our house today. We found out Wednesday that wasn't going to happen. I think we have finally straightened out all of the repairs, paperwork, coordinating everyone who was waiting on everyone else, etc. We may actually make it to closing next Friday. I did manage a couple of seams on my pink stocking. The strip of lace flowers is along the toe patch. I used a hand dyed cotton pearl #8 to make two little straight stitches on each petal. Beads and such to be added later.
The next area I worked on was this seam with the crested chain stitch done in a dark purple cotton pearl #5. When I stitched it, I wanted the contrast. Since then, it's been an eyesore. There isn't anything wrong with it. I just wasn't happy with it. I did the pistil stitches along the bottom of the seam. I tried a couple other things and ripped them out. I've added pairs of French knots in each chain loop area with a silk/cashmere yarn and a strand of rayon floss worked together. Then I added pairs of cast on stitches meandering across the seam with another cotton fiber. It's starting to bother me less.


Gerry said...

Pretty seam treatments. Good luck on the house!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

WOOOO HOOOO! More lace for me to translate to needlepoint - would love to see the rest of the stocking. This blog goes NOW into my fav's to enjoy with my a.m. coffee. Your work is beautiful.

Candi said...

Good luck on the house! The seam treatments are lovely.

Susan said...

I really like that bottom seam. It might have taken several tries to get where you want to be, but it was worth it. =)