Sunday, September 30, 2012
Starting at the center of each side and working towards the corners, I did a five row zig-zag in gold. Then going towards the center I did lines of light red, dark red and blue.
Going away from the center I did the reverse. blue, dark red and light red.
I decided that the outer border should be more geometric. I started at the corner and worked out from there. The stripes are 10 stitches long.
To work the pattern out, I threaded a needle with each color. It is easier to just pick up a needle and keep the rest out of the way than it is to re thread the needle every time I need to change colors.
I went with gray that meets the corner of the other boarder. I worked that out to the edge in both directions.Then I did two rows of blue beside it. Next, one row of gold. then one row or light red and one for dark red.
Not to confuse you, but working from the gray row, up one side of the rug and across the bottom, I am doing a six row pattern...Gray. Dark red. Light red. Gold. Two rows of blue. Then back to gray and repeat those rows until I get to the center point. Then I will reverse the order. That way, all of the corners will match.
I am going back now and cross stitch my little fingers to the bone. I want this done. I am liking it.
See you tomorrow.