Full view

As requested… because you have all been so patient for so many years now…

Sorry, there’s a shadow on the left side… the sun was coming in the window.  There’s stitching detail that’s not visible in the image: the gold lazy daisy leaves are gold braid, the dragon wings are veined with the same, and the large “T” is couched with it as well.

The design is about 2/3 finished… the vine border will be embellished with Magnifica beads in a dark blue and deep cranberry.  I’m not sure what background for the walled city…I’m thinking a seascape for some reason.  The bird in the “To” block will be colorful: warm tones for contrast against the blue background.  The dragons get lots of embellishment yet… they look very bald!  The cloister scene border gets beads as well.

The size is 14-1/2″ W  X  21-3/4″H  The fabric is 28-count cream Glasgow linen.

Have a great week, everyone!

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33 Responses to Full view

  1. Kristy Jones says:

    This is such a lovely piece. I have several of your charts already and have completed a few of them. Did you ever finish this chart? I know your health issues have taken you out of the game but I thought I would ask.
    Love your work and your fight for maintaining your rights as a designer.

    • Hi Kristy, Thanks for stopping by! Sorry, but this design will not be finished… the unfinished model and the computer files have been destroyed. It was a difficult decision and not made lightly. Thanks so much for your kind words; they are much appreciated.

  2. Candice says:

    Oh my, this is simply gorgeous!!! One of my very favorite quotes, too. I hope to see this finished soon….because I want it!

  3. Claire Armitage says:

    This is absolutely stunning. I for one will definitely be purchasing this should it get released. In the meantime take care of yourself xx

  4. Caroline canva says:

    Il promet d’être superbe ! J’ai hâte bien que j’ai déjà beaucoup de modèles à réaliser !

  5. esther says:

    Hello,
    I discovered your work, in a meeting between embroiderers. With the primer cottage. I fell for a kit on ebay. Thank you for all these colors well choosen.
    cordially
    Esther Delattre

    Bonjour,
    J’ai découvert votre travail, dans une rencontre entre brodeuses. Avec l’abécédaire le cottage. J’ai craqué pour un kit sur ebay. Merci pour toutes ces couleurs bien choisient.
    Cordialement
    Esther Delattre

  6. Ameli says:

    I just can’t wait for the final picture! It is so perfect

  7. Erin says:

    Just wonderful to see it coming together – I think I’ve been following the rumour of this for years, and it’s lovely to see it. Thank you!

  8. Thanks so much for commenting, everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to everyone individually; I’ve just been too tired at the end of the day to do anything except collapse into bed early. Sigh. I’m not as young as I used to be?! 🙂
    Anyway, to answer the question posed:
    Galhenat: Honestly, once you find a rhythm for doing the lazy daisy leaf clusters, I agree that the vine-y border stitching goes a lot faster than something densely cross-stitched. I anchored starting threads behind the cross-stitched borders nearby (since I usually recommend specialty stitches be done last). I also anchored into the backstitched stems. My backs are NOTHING to brag about, trust me. I’m not a stickler for hiding every “carried” thread. So long as it’s not visible through to the front, I’m good with it. It also helps that the Glasgow linen is nice and heavy; the holes are quite small in proportion to the thickness of the linen fibers.

    • Galhenat says:

      Thank you for the reply.
      I’m a bit ocd on carrying threads under unstitched fabric (as in I don’t. At all.) and with those knotwork borders the few stitches that are available tend to get uncomfortably overstretched imo. I was wondering how you solved the problem.
      Now I know… 😀

      Please take good care of yourself!

  9. thegreytail says:

    the vines! I could stitch this just for those gorgeous vines! I love working on those intricate sections.
    but then there’re also the gems, the blues, the geometrical motifs, the dragons, the castle, Blake’s quote, .. it’s too neat for words, really. what an epic project, thank you so so much, Teresa! ❤️
    chiara

  10. Charlie says:

    Absolutely gobsmacked! Just stunning.

  11. Ann says:

    A little late to the party, but I echo the other sentiments: this is beautiful, stunning, and a total WOW. And totally worth the very long wait… Thank you so much for sharing the vision of this… this may actually make me pick up my needle again, whenever it comes available for sale.

  12. suzemo says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for showing it off!

  13. Alice says:

    I’m so in love with this piece! Spectacular!

  14. Joanne P says:

    This is an amazing piece already. I’m laughing at the bald dragons, they do need some bling!
    I’m really enjoying following your progress on this work of art.

  15. Val says:

    It it just beautiful 🙂

  16. galhenat says:

    Wow indeed!

    Am I the only one who thinks that the lazy daisy border might actually be easier than one in crosses? Less colour changes in a design with an unstitched background and less threads to hide in the one single line that is available to start, end and whatever you call it if you go from a to b weaving the thread into already made stitches.

    Teresa, may we see a close up of the back of the border please? Now I started talking about this, I’d love to see how you stitched the border. I had trouble with this problem in the border of the Guardian and Peacock Tapestry before that: not enough stitches to end/start threads and weave thread through from a to b and heaps of blends so starting with the loop method won’t work. And of course I don’t want any threads running over unstitched areas, even if it’s at the back of the work.
    I get there in the end, but I can’t help but think that those few available stitches are seriously overstretched and bulky at the back. Or maybe I’m just too neat and precise?

    Thanks for any reply you can give.

  17. Fiona Birchall says:

    Oh, how beautiful!!! Definitely need to scrape the rust off my #28s and find my copy of How to Cross Stitch 😉 😀 x

  18. Irene says:

    All I can say is Wow!

  19. Jo says:

    It’s stunning Teresa – but then I knew it would be. I hop you are enjoying the process of designing as much as we are the excitement and anticipation of seeing the progress.

  20. Theresa Brooks says:

    It is worth waiting for! Thank you for the full view!

  21. Gorgeous, as ever! Love the idea of an island/seaside keep.

  22. Betty says:

    Absolutely exquisite!

  23. Kat Hoover says:

    WOW! (need I say more?)

  24. CatherineMichelle says:

    This is so beautiful and elegant! I love it so much!!! I Really like the vine flowers and how the dragons’ tails twirl around the golden posts! I really, really love it!!! I hope your seasonal job will get easier this year and give you more time for your stitching!

  25. OctoberLace says:

    I love seeing this develop! I think a seascape background would be perfect, too.

  26. Deb says:

    This is so beautiful…love it!

  27. Jenny says:

    Teresa! That is stunning!!!! Thanks so much for the full view, I love those draggies 🙂 And I love all the flowers, although I feel I may not love stitching them.

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