July 8, 2011

Spring Knotgarden - Part 3

All done with Part 3 of Spring Knotgarden (minus beads). :) This is the most blackwork I've done up to date, and I'm still trying to decide if I like stitching them. I LOVE the effect which is why I'm always tempted to do a blackwork piece, but I don't think I enjoy the process. It reminds me too much of backstitching, LOL!




Since I'm all caught up with my Chatelaine classes (WHEEEE!!!!), and the Mirabilia stuff are in the mail, I put Regal Tiger back on the scroll frame. :D We'll see how much of a dent I can make on him.

23 comments :

Sarah said...

Yay for being caught up on your Chatelaines!

Tanja said...

This looks so beautifull allready, I like those soft colors. I never stitched a chatelain design myself, but when I see your work I'm tempted to buy one.

ana~stitch said...

Congrats, looks lovely!! Hope I can get to mine, I'm submerged in Konstant at the moment :)

Ineke said...

It is beautiful, Joyce!

Ewa said...

Oh my gosh this is so gorgeous! I really want to get the courage to do a chatelaine. I think when a class starts that I absolutely fall in love with and have to have I'll do it. Until then I'll drool over your work!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. It looks lovely. Look forward to seeing your progress on regal tiger.

Esther said...

Woww! Lovely! And I love blackwork ;)))

valerie said...

Pretty!

Jenny said...

That is so beautiful! I love blackwork - both the look and the process. :-) The lilies are simply fabulous!

Isadarena said...

Joyce, your Spring Knotharden update is just gorgeous and I love your blackwork stitching:-))

missy-tannenbaum said...

The blackwork looks really great, and well worth the time and effort! This is such a cool looking piece.

Pauline said...

You are a very good stitcher.....this work is amazing!

Nicola said...

I love black work. You see the result so fast. Combined with cross stitching it makes a beautiful piece xx

Andie said...

Absolutley gorgeous Joyce! Darn think I just fell in love with it! :D

anojaa said...

I love your blackwork, it looks so stunning!

ArabicaMix said...

Joyce! You managed very well with these parts. Looks amazing. I want very much to see here beads!

wendy111 said...

HI Joyce, this looks great. Love all the blackwork - I find it better than backstitch as it tends to cover an area with stitching whereas backstitching is always going over what you have already stitched - even if it adds fantastic detail.

I am very jealous that you are up to date with your Chatelaine classes (I can dream!)

Mireille said...

Shag à good planning woman you are, all tour projects underdog controle :-)
Went looking the tiger, wow.
Hugs mireille

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on all the progress. You're doing so well to be all caught up!! I have never been caught up, lol. My class ended in 2010, May or somewhere around there. I have Desert Garden in my rotation, and I'm up to part seven, lol. So extra congrats to you for keeping up! Can't wait to see your next progress pic!

Lissanne said...

Joyce, this is so Beautiful!!! I did end up buying this, saving it for later on. I can't believe you are already caught up this early in the month, yay!

The Maiden said...

The blackwork is AMAZING! It makes the piece look so delicate!

Bec said...

Oh! I like :)
This is gorgeous. The colours are amazing. Love the close up photo!

Your stitching is beautiful! Looking forward to see more of this project.

Novia said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!!! Love the special stitches. Very lovely!!!