And this is my finish. So here is some inspiration for you. I have close ups and a few suggestions with stitches. But I hope you use your imagination and please share your finished work with us because we would love to see other ideas. (I did not have time to block it straight, sorry, but at least I finished it yeah!!)
|Photo was found here|
These are my directions for the Rambler Rose with photos. Hope this helps with the direction graph above.
|The center of the flower is a cluster of French Knots|
|Next come up again to the right again using the sewing method by going in the back of the fabric and back up to the front with your needle Remember to keep your working thread under your needle.|
|Right and left side suggestions: I use a Lazy Daisy stitch for some leaves and then added Bullion Knots using a lighter shade of green.|
French Knots and then Lazy Daisy stitches for leaves that are coming out from the bunch of French Knots.
For the Robins I highlighted their breast with a Satin Stitch . The bottom section of the door you can see that I also used the Satin stitch to fill in the post areas.
For the upper section of the door I made long straight stitches with 3 strands of matching floss. For the center section I made small straight stitches like brick work.
The dark windows are filled in with a satin stitch running horizontally (3 strands of floss) , the other door sections are embellished with the same floss color to match the sections using 3 strands of floss and straight stitches that intersect in the center.
Don't forget that all of this stitching was done after the basic cross stitching was finished. Be creative and embellish some of your other finished work you might have at home. Have fun and don't forget to share your photos. We are anxiously waiting :)
Hope you enjoy this summer project just for you
And one more note- I noticed on DMC's site they have list of Summer Stitch A Longs. Check it out and they suggested that this may be a Fall or Halloween theme. What a GREAT idea. You could change the colors and make flowers on the trellis fall colors (maybe mums) and stitch up pumpkins for the bottom of the stairs.
Annette's work , thank you sharing