Sunday, November 1, 2009

What did you do with your extra hour?

Autumn is my favorite season and blackwork is one of my favorite needlework styles, so needless to say, I am totally loving this piece.  Stitching with a single strand of silk is such treat.  However, I'm pretty sure the yellow leaf in the middle of it's row is going to have to be frogged.  It's just a bit too, mmmm, yellow.  I've photoshopped two additional leaves (#1 and #7) to illustrate what the row will (sort of) look like finished.  I've only just begun the largest section, in the left hand corner.  It's going to be a lot of blackwork, which means FUN. FOR. ME! 

Stay tuned.  More to come....

Happy November friends!


  1. OOOOHHHHHHH! Such lovely blackwork! This is looking lovely Marnie, but I agree, that yellow is too bright.
    Can't wait for part 2, happy stitching!

  2. I also love autumn...shuffling thru the leaves etc., and this is going to be a beautiful piece. Nice work!

  3. It is beautiful! But with all that blackwork, better you than me. ;)