Saturday, September 15, 2012

Juin - Almost Finished!

It is hard to believe that my last post on this project was in February, but I finally have just a few more odds and ends to finish up on my "Juin" (June) sampler from Bonheur des Dames. It has been a long time coming, given that I started it in 2004! It was packed away for many years, but I took it out again in early 2011 as part of a big push to clear up some UFOs. So it has still been over a year of on-and-off work.

Yesterday I finished up the leaves and stems on the middle cherry motif:


They still need a bit of backstitching around the cherries. And today I did the "Juin" lettering in petit point:


The close up photo is a little misleading - this is 32-count linen.  It was fun though!  No colour changes, it used one strand each of medium and dark green blended in the needle.

So, I have one and a half cherry motifs to go, and a fair bit still of backstitching over one around the figures in the middle row (which is a little tricky), and that'll be it!  Now that I've written this post, I really will have to finish it soon.  ;)

4 comments:

  1. good on you working on your UFO`s32ct is very fine, I cannot manage smaller than 28 now and it has to be white or pale colours, eyes like the body are not getting any younger!

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  2. Thanks, Margaret! I have been finding that everything is easier to work now that I have taken it all out of the frame. The non-working hand (in my case, my left hand), can help to guide the needle under the fabric, so it is much easier to come up in the right place.

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  3. Great stitching. It's looking good. I am currently working on 32 count for the Toy Chest Etui. It's only possible for me because I am using clip-on magnifiers over my reading glasses.

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    1. That's a nice project too, Jillian. There are lots of fun things there! I'm looking forward to seeing all the bits and pieces as they develop.

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