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August 27, 2014

Chinese Garden - Part 6 and 1/2 Part 7

Once again I have been stitching but not posting, I also took timeout to stitch a small piece for my neighbor's 16th birthday.  The letter E from Nora Corbett, it was a fun break, especially as she is an Elizabeth too.

Back the the garden, part 6 is done; the last moon gate and the first corner.  Part 7 is half done but I have to roll up the scroll to finish so you can see what's done and then I'll post the rest probably with Part 8, the final corner and the whole border before the phoenixes.  Yeah!

No changes to the West Moon gate though I think it looks more like some sort of eroded steppes rather than a terraced rice patties.

As for the NW corner I shifted the two highest Algerian eyelets in the bridge up one space to make a better curve.  I thought four eyelets in row looked odd. 

In the NE corner I wish I has separated the dark red thread to one strand in the over one on the koi, the red looks too bulky in comparison to the pink.  I did when I outlined the fins and think you can see more definition.  The other change I made was instead of Rhodes for the lily pads I used Algerian eyelets but alternated sides while stitching so that I didn't get a hole in the middle, I wanted something that reminded me more of lily pads which have the great lines/veins running into the center of each pad.
 


Lastly I did the inside of the inner border on both corners.  It certainly dresses it up!  Now to stitch the bottom corners.




Please don't kick me off for posting a non-Chatelaine but I just wanted to share with someone! :-)


9 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW That is one beautiful piece of needlework

llknbillburg said...

This piece is so gorgeous and I love the different stitches in in it! I thought they were all just cross stitch. I guess I need to look again!! Laura

Leonore Winterer said...

What beautiful progress again! I think I'd feel totally overwhelmed with one of this pieces; I don't ven know half of the different stitches :D

I love the upper left corner, those flowers are soooo pretty ^_^

Annie said...

Beautiful stitching! (both pieces)
I love how each part of the Chatelaine is it's own little masterpiece.

Isadarena said...

I love your both stitching pieces : so nice !!

Elizabeth Clark said...

Thank you all for your comments, I certainly agree that each area is it's own story/masterpiece. I was thinking that one could use the 4 moon gates to make the sides of a box in fact.
@Leonore, I wouldn't worry too much about not knowing the stitches. The directions and diagrams are very good. I certainly have learned some new stitches on this project but that's part of the fun as well as getting to know some new threads.

Stitching Noni said...

Wow! What an amazing update. I love the close up photos - It is really great being able to see how everyone does those very special types of stitches - great pics help me learn them....
And I love your "E". What a beautiful gift :o)
Hugs xx

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! So many Jessicas! So many things to look at - I bet it's one of those pieces that eve after you've had it hanging for years, you'll still look at it and see something you haven't seen before :) And your E is lovely, too!

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! So many Jessicas! So many things to look at - I bet it's one of those pieces that eve after you've had it hanging for years, you'll still look at it and see something you haven't seen before :) And your E is lovely, too!

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