Sunday, February 04, 2007

Evening Crochet Project & "Birds on a Limb"

I did get a little work done on the "Birds on a Limb" wall hanging yesterday before I took to the workroom to work on the Split Rail Fence Quilt. The embroidery around the birds is simple back stitch. There will be another round using a darker thread to bring them a bit more forward into the foreground and emphasize the beaks a bit more. The leaves are bonded on for now, but will be completed with a blanket stitch. For a larger pic, click on pic and it will take you to my Flickr site.

Another project in the works... for the quiet evening of watching television with DH... crochet in a basketweave stitch using Bernat Camouflage in Blue Frost and Natural. I find it very interesting that the Natural is much softer and has a more pleasing hand than the multi-hued Blue Frost. This one is being crocheted along the length instead of end to end and has a much softer drape than the last one I did. Using this pattern, I crocheted one side to the half size mark, then turned it over and using the beginning chain, started again to work the other side in the opposite direction. The joining is invisible, but the basket weaves are going in the other direction. This is quite pretty. I like it....

1 comment:

Nellie Bass Durand said...

What delightful birds ... and an interesting background. Can't wait to see the whole piece.