The next installment in my progress probably doesn't appear to be much, but there was more intricate work with one over one (wording and small heart) as well as a bit of frogging with the sheep. This all took more time than usual.
French Heart - 10 January 2009
What I enjoyed was the criss cross border beside the sheep. This is done in Old Lace thread and it's called a Woven Cross. Quite an easy stitch but you do have to concentrate.
The one over one stitching is always a challenge, especially when you do it at night! The wording was OK but the little heart above the word 'heart' wasn't my favourite to do. It was mostly done in the palest rose colour and was hard to see once you'd stitched it. The other colours, which created a flower, had to be placed inside it and was tough on the old eyes to find where they went. :) All of it was done in a Half Cross. Anyway, I managed to get it completed and then thought that was enough for the night. So that's where I left it.
Mum and Dad are dropping by today so I'll be able to show Mum what I've been stitching lately. I know she'll be interested in seeing French Heart. It's one she'd like to do one day too!