I’m done! This piece was so much fun to stitch!
The wheat stalks are a combination of stem stitch, buttonhole, rope stitch, basketweave, and split satin stitch. Whew! That’s a mouthful!
Oddly enough, the pumpkins were the hardest thing to figure out. I tried basketweave beading, various stitches and a strung and tacked beading approach. My husband vetoed all of them.
So, I tried a new padding technique that I’m in LOVE with.
Here’s a closeup of what has now become known as “Becki’s Bargello”
The moon was a little tedious with two threads for the stitch and a bead in between. But it was worth it. It totally glows.
Every canvas has a mystery. And on this piece it was the gate. Or is it a path? I took a poll at the retreat and the room was divided. I decided it was a gate. A path just looked weird to me. But make it whatever you want. I always say “It’s your piece.”
Just putting the finishing touches on the stitch guide and then the kits will go out.