Monday, September 03, 2007

Progress Pic - Russian Nights


I haven't stitched on my Russian Nights sampler for a while, but I thought I would pull it out this weekend and make some progress on it. The design is by Bestitched, and it's actually quite a quick stitch, although there is quite a bit of backstitching to go in later. The backstitching instructions call for flower thread, which I understand isn't available, so I'm considering other options. It will be all black backstitching, so I'd like something heavier to contrast with the black fabric, but don't want it to overpower the design.

14 comments:

Marita said...

Very nice Karin. I love the colour of the buildings.

Kyrie said...

It's beautiful - I've never seen a sampler with a non-english alphabet before!

No, MX is the current one - secret victorian garden, and I'm loving it, just very behind.

Ranae said...

Beautiful colors on the black. I love the alphabet. The beads are very pretty.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Ive never stitched on black fabric before, it makes the colours stand out so well though

Dawn said...

It's beautiful!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! Glad you're working on this again!

Suz said...

Fantastic!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful!!

monique said...

Wow, that's really pretty!

tkdchick said...

Would pulling this out have anything to do with a recent trip that included Russia??

Carol said...

Oh Karin! Wow - what a gorgeous sampler!

Lavender Rose said...

Hi, Karin. This is really a beautiful sampler. Flower thread is very similar in texture to DMC's new linen thread. DMC's thread is a bit coarser, but that sounds like something you might want for your piece anyway. If you can't find it where you are, let me know, any maybe I can send it to you. I have a love of Russian things, too!
Deb in FL

Lavender Rose said...

Karin, sorry! My email is:
interiorsbydeb2@aol.com
if you want to chat about the flower thread issue.

Hugs,
Deb in FL

Jenna said...

I love the way that all of the colors pop on the black fabric. Lovely!