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27 April 2008

The Capital L

As you can probably guess from the title, yes, I finished the "L" of "Love With A Capital L". Thus, without further ado, here is a close up picture of "L", stitched with Vikki Clayton's Flag II in premium silk.
It took me about one week to finish stitching this! Surprised? Well, I wasn't joking when I said I find it complicated. I think a huge part of that is because I was trying to get the reds and blues to flow nicely against one another so that it would give the illusion that the "L" is actually made out of one length of thread, especially at the parts where it crosses, it would be either red above blue or red below blue and not just a single colour. Does that make sense? I feel like I'm making a muck out of my explanation. Anyway, that effort combined with the frogs that visited uninvited, all I can say is, I'm surprised I got it done in a week. Thankfully, I'm stitching with Vikki Clayton's silk which from what I gather from forums and other stitcher's blogs, doesn't fray so easily. That has certainly proven true to me for I was able to reuse the floss even after frogging. And here's a picture of how the whole piece looks to date:
Flag II sure does matches perfectly with my Examplar Blueberry Soup and Ox Blood, doesn't it? My only regret is that there isn't more purple in the floss to truly make it a tricolour thread. Oh well! I've put this away for now to work on Passione Ricamo's Blond Beauty Cameo. I'm so, so close to a finish I can almost feel a jiggle in my body. A happy dance is certainly on its way. Stay posted!

7 comments:

Beatrice said...

Wow that L is wonderful.

Sally said...

Wow that L is beautiful:) I can see why it took you a week to stitch it.

jo said...

I like the "L" ;) It surely turned out so beautiful. Well done!

Lelia said...

Exquisite! Just beautiful : )

Charlene said...

Beautiful Vero. Can't wait to see how the whole chart turn out soon.

Carol R said...

This is beautiful - are you using recommended fabric and floss?

Wendy said...

Love is gorgeous with the red and blue silk! I'm really enjoying stitching on this one, unfortunately too many RR's and exchanges get in the way to keep me from it!