After 3 months, I finished my blackwork and stones which I call Sometimes Together.
I have to say, I am quite happy that I selected the almost canvas-type material because, with all the stones and beads, it's quite heavy.
I can (and have) stared at it for hours. It's amazing, if I do say so myself!
I guess I am so pleasantly surprised that it turned out so well because I planned out the design myself. I selected the threads, beads, stones, colors and stitches without a pattern. I normally always work with patterns so this was a brand new experience....
I believe that a few of the photos are good enough that you can really see the details by clicking to enlarge.
Each square is about 2 inches and the patterns in between the squares are all over one with one thread of YLI silk floss and petite glass beads.
This piece has so much texture! It's hard to keep my hands off of it, just to touch, once again, every single bead and stone. The side view is amazing.
So, what is next? Well, I start my January Hardanger Card Club design tonight! I've wanted to make a serious attempt at Hardanger for years. And now...I am! I don't think that the designs will take a month to complete so I'll work some on my Long Dog Sampler. I am still enjoying the feeling of my Sometimes Together finish.