Thursday, June 18, 2009

First stitches on block

Detail of Silk Organza Rose

I finally got the gumption to put needle to block. I admit I practiced stitches for quite some time before getting the nerve! However, I practiced with a hoop and I didn't use one when I stitched this Woven Ribbon Rose on the block. Apparently this is also known as a spider web rose but I detest spiders and they are the death knell to my real roses, so for me, it's a woven rose. These are also my first leaves ever. It is looking scanty because I have many more details to add to the area around the rose - and of course the rest of the block is nekkid, for now. It looks a little better in reality, honest!

Not the greatest, but the best I can do so far. Practice, practice, practice....