Hey everyone, well it’s Sunday so that means it’s WIP update time! I have been feeling so guilty about Elegance of the Orient not getting enough attention that I started trying to do little bits on my lunch break at work. It actually has worked pretty well and I managed to get two more sections done.
I stitched the branch and blossoms above her hand on the right, the two falling petals under the main tree branch, and back stitching in her hair. I found the hair a little tricky to do, as the backstitching for the head on the chart is separate from the cross stitching. They have recreated the head in grey squares to chart the outline detail. Unfortunately that made it difficult to figure out where the back stitching was placed as it shows all the cross stitches as grey. Luckily is wasn’t a very big section so it just required careful counting.
I am planning on doing the gold metallic back stitching in the under skirt and finishing the last branch and blossoms next. Once those are complete it’s only speciality stitches left. I will be really happy to be done with the blossom and back stitching on this project. They have been the most difficult aspects of this piece. In the future I will have to remember to take note of the various types of stitching that are in a project before I decide to buy it.
Working on this in little bursts has worked well, so I am planning to continue that, hopefully I will manage to get a finish on this very soon.