The 2010 ANG Stitch of the Month by Sue Reed is finished! It is the first Stitch of the Month I have ever participated in. Even though it wasn't planned, my project turned into a Christmas theme.
I did make a few changes in this design. Mostly they were color changes. There were 3 colors families. The pattern called for one family of colors and I changed it to one of the colors.
The only design change I made was on the outer diamond border. After couching the diamond outline, I didn't like the look of more couching around the diamonds. So I took the satin stitch from the inside of the diamond and used it again on the outside of the diamond. The tan Vineyard Silk looks great :) AND makes the colors in the diamonds really pop!
I have an idea for finishing. I want to use stretcher bars that fit the design exactly and use trim on the outside of the stretcher bars to cover the mesh. It would look similar to this-
This is an old needlepoint nativity that I stitched 25 (?) years ago. I used stretcher bars to display it on and didn't bother to even put trim around it. I should do that :)
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