I’ve not made the progress on this that I had wanted to – I still have the facial features to backstitch and the specialty stitches to go.
Can you see the tiny white French knots in the eyes? When I took painting classes, we were always told that a touch of white in the pupils adds life to a painting. Do you think the principle transfers to cross-stitch? I do think the backstitching is critical in this design. Compare the pic above with this one:
I have been busy with other things – chronicled tonight on Nita’s Notes.
Next update will be the final backstitching, specialty stitches, the finishing and then I’ll publish my chart – as a freebie, natch.
So, what do you think thus far?