Well...I found a bit of time this weekend to play...after deligating the dismantling of the tree to the kids...and occasionally getting up to change loads of laundry...so managed to finish off the big wrought iron trellis on my Drag Bag...and now considering what I want to put over it.
I don't really want to bury it...there's too much time and effort spent in its creation. I do want to enhance it but still have a fullness to it. Instead of blasting full steam ahead...I decided to turn my thoughts to a "doodle cloth"...and try out some of the contemplated greenery.
This is kinda like scribbling with thread...a means to the eventual end...by giving ideas a place to take physical form without commitment to the project itself...and a chance to decide if I like what I see or not.
My efforts were mixed...some of it I did like and some of it...ummm...no. I tend to get bored with the same old same old...and forced my brain to consider different effects.
Vines are what I want....but bold ones. I did a line of chain stitches then whipped over it...and added some silk ribbon Double Wrap BT Lazy Daisy stitches for leaves...this I love the look of...and did a mental calculation as to whether I had enough of the ribbon to manage the whole thing. It'll go far...but may need a secondary fill-in. I played with the Double Cast-on stitch...and with 2 Cast-ons with a bullion centre...this has great potential & I have lots of #12 silk to use for it...so quite possibly what would work.
Pics would certainly be helpful here...but I didn't manage to get any scanner time...as DS was busy completing a project for school....yes holidays are over...back to class tomorrow (yay)...but will try to get visuals this week.
Back to the grind early tomorrow...for me and kids...means I better get to bed now.
Catch up more soon.
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