November 26, 2017--My sister sent me this picture of Frankie in its new frame. Love the texture of the frame and filet. She says it looks perfect in her living room. Me---so happy she likes it.
Frankie Frame and Filet Closeup
This is a gift for my sister which will be given to her when visiting next month in her new Florida home. Can't wait to see how it will look on her walls.
|Frankie through Lesson 7.33|
The last lesson covers the background or filling stitches, and the braided border. There's a lot to do here, but now this is a good TV watching project.
|Frankie through Lesson 6|
|Frankie Through Lesson 5|
|Frankie Through Lesson 4|
|Frankie Through Lesson 3|
The instructions call for stitching each of the Diamond Jessicas (DJs) before doing the Waffle Stitches and Circular Jessicas that fit inside the DJs. I changed this by stitching the Waffle Stitches and Circular Jessicas BEFORE stitching the Diamond Jessicas. This made it a lot easier for me to properly execute the last stitches that go behind the first section. So here's my progress todate:
|Through Lesson 1 - Plaited Stitch Columns|
|Through Lessons 2 and Half of 3 - Diamond Jessicas |
Filled with Waffle Stitches and Circular Jessicas
Move forward to 2016 and I've finally begun working on this piece. The instruction manual along with all the online class materials have a 1.5" width and are quite heavy. Just reading the pre-work portion of the instructions took some time to wade through. Well all that's behind me now and below is a picture of the pre-work completed. It looks a little wonky, so imagine vertical bars with stitching to cover all the traveling threads and bar tacks.
There's a reason for starting this project now--I'm visiting my sister in October to see her new home in Florida (she moved from Dallas, TX) and would like to have this project finished by the end of the visit so I can leave it with her for framing. I plan on getting at least 75% of it done before I leave. It's a 19 hour train ride from Delaware to Florida, so should be able to get more stitching done while traveling.
This is a beautiful project and am looking forward to putting color on the canvas.
|Frankie Pre-Work Completed|
|Frankie by Michael Boren and Carole Lake of StitchPlay Designs Project Photo|