Well that was quick! I finished Block 1.
The second half of the block used the dark threads. That will become a theme in this piece, as half of each block is light and half is dark.
In terms of materials, this time I got to play with floss, silk, metalics, overdyes, and beads.
In the small log, the corner is a Rice Stitch. Ironically, my friend pointed this stitch out from a book a few days ago and said that she loved it. I thought it was nice, but commented that I couldn’t imagine where I would ever use it…well, here it is! And I like it!
As for the beading, I love the look of it, but it was definitely a pain when I tried to stitch the surrounding logs afterward. I think from now on I’ll wait and stitch the beads at the end of the piece (as difficult as it will be for me to wait!)
I started Block 2 tonight…I’ll post pics later, but for now I must say that Kreinik cord may be my new favorite needlepoint product!