Time to show my progress on the “All Shall Be Well” cross-stitch project. I am dedicating my stitching time to this now, so I can complete it sometime this lifetime. Here is my overdue WIP Wednesday update.
This is what “All Shall Be Well” looked like about a week or so ago when I pulled it out to start actively stitching it again:
Although I completed the initial letter “A” a while ago, I had not made much progress on the other lettering. So, time to get to work. After a couple stitching sessions, I made it this far:
Right now I am blocking in the lettering with the full and fractional stitches. At some point I will go back and finish the letters with the backstitching. I love the subtle gradations in the brown over-dyed thread from The Gentle Art that I am using for the lettering. Sometimes it is hard to see the color shifts up close when I am stitching, but they show up nicely from a distance.
Here is where things stand now:
Completing the first part of the saying feels like a small victory, and I am almost done with the second line. Then I will be stitching the third row under the initial “A,” and the piece will really start to look dramatic.