The only embroidery left on the Medallion project is goldwork embroidery… and lots of it!
I really appreciate all the incredible input from you on the last article regarding adding the pink ring around the design, joining the roses – thank you so much for your take on it, whether positive or negative. You all gave me a lot to think about, and I really appreciated all your comments. I’ll be answering some of them when time allows.
Ummm…. I did decide to keep the pink. It isn’t Pink-Pink, by the way (if “Pink-Pink” is allowable as a classification of Pinkness!). I would call it more of a “light red” or true “rose” color – not Candy Pink.
This is more or less my current state of progress:
All the silk embroidery on the project is finished. For goldwork, this is what needs to be done:
1. The rest of the beaded areas (40 more little beads – perhaps 50, because, believe it or not, I’m thinking about taking the first ten out and starting over with them, making one slight alteration!)
2. Finishing the gold around the center cinquefoil – just a tiny bit left on that (I’m actually a little farther along than the photo shows).
3. The gold on all the Tudor roses. (Sigh.)
4. The outer rim of gold around the dark blue. In the photo, see the grayish line inside the blue basting line around the outside of the whole piece? That marks the end of the gold that will surround the whole Medallion.
So, on that note, I better get busy! (And I don’t mean with laundry… and who needs groceries, after all? Cleaning house – naaaa!) Should we place bets on meeting the deadline? I’m aiming for April 15. Originally, I was aiming for Easter, but that isn’t going to happen.
If you’d like to read the back story on this project and follow it from start to finish, you can find all the articles relating to it in the Medallion Project Index.
Next week, I’ll show you some fabulous finishes from the Nesting Place online class that just came to a close this past week – some really gorgeous results there, and I can’t wait to show you some of them! Also, some fun and funky Stitch Play to spice up your spring stitching, and a few other tidbits that are currently developing. Oh, and you never know… there might be a book give-away in there, too!
If you’d like access to all the tips and techniques discussed in the Medallion Project, including complete step-by-step coverage of the Tudor-Style Rose, conveniently collected in one document, interlinked, referenced, and indexed, why not add the Marian Medallion Project e-book to your library? It’s packed full of all kinds of embroidery tips for undertaking a project like this, all in a convenient electronic format for easy searching.