We have typical autumn here, in Poland – it’s raining, and yesterday it even snowed lightly, it’s overcast, and it’s dark. So the problematic embroidery is progressing with difficulty. Quaker Ball is exactly troublesome embroidery, especially towards the end. We have eight small elements left to cross-stitch, but they are the most difficult because they have to be stitched not with classical crosses but special stitches. I’m so thrilled that I started to stitch this Ball on Evenweave because I have to embroider through one thread. How to do it beautifully on Aida, I have no idea. If I had known it would be so complicated, I even would have used a 25-count Evenweave, but I have 32count Belfast linen, and it’s a real pain to stitch on it. But the first square is done using triangle Rhodes Stitch, and I’m happy to show it to you and waiting for a brighter day to stitch more elements.
Beautiful Ladybird – the 9th part of Quaker Ball Sal is ready.
The 8th part of Lakesideneedlecraft Quaker Ball Sal by Durene Jones pattern is ready. The unexpected combination of green, turquoise, blue, and I don’t know what colours gives such a gorgeous effect. Durene, you are the best! https://www.facebook.com/search/top
Lakesideneedlecraft Quaker Ball Sal by Durene Jones pattern, part 7.
One more part of Quaker Ball is ready – a beautiful Dragonfly. Backstitch brings it up to life. The first two photos were taken by my mobile phone camera, the last one – with the help of Instagram filters. That’s why it is so heavy going to take the right photo of your product.
One more part of Quaker Ball by Durene Jones pattern is ready. As always, without and with back stitch.
I’m way behind in my Quaker Ball Sal, by three big pieces. But it seems I have a chance to catch up with everyone else. There aren’t any orders in my shops, so I can put away the hook and take up the needle.
More of the same Quaker Ball stitching, a beautiful Dragonfly this time 🤩 I took this photos yesterday evening, so white evenweave looks like grey, not white one.