Here you can see how far I've now got on the Helen M Stevens' 'Painted Ladies' piece from her book 'Embroidered Butterflies'. I started it last September and it's got stalled and neglected many times. I love her work, but I find it rather hard to emulate. Anyone else feel the same?
The short straight stitches at the tips of the berries were also worked in Kreinik Cord, this time 087C.
The stranded cottons used so far have been from DMC (the greens and brown) and Anchor (the oranges and reds).
I've also been working a whole new cross stitch piece for the Fayre and I'll show you that soon.
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2015