Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bands 9 & 10, 2/3 rds of Heart Note Alley Done

Band 9 echoes band 4, in that it is simply the outer border of 4 turned inside out and done in the dark mauve. I like to repeat something in the design with enough change to make it not a copy but something that makes you say, I've seen that before. Something that makes your eye move back and forth over the images helps to create interest in the design.

At this point in the sampler I decided to do two smaller bands instead of just one as I'd done before, again to give variation and interest. Band 10 is done in the lightest mauve and the border band beneath it is done in the lightest green.

Now i'm beginning the 'heart' of Heart Note Alley, the large Iris band with the date and 'signature'. I've been looking forward to this one and hopefully will soon be back with a completed picture of it.

Note: If you click on the photos they should enlarge for you.


  1. This project is just getting better and better with each band! - and with more snow and cold weather forecast for the weekend here, some flowers will be quite welcome :)

  2. I really like the way this is coming together. Although I'm already seeing a few small desert wildflowers in bloom (and I do mean small!), irises are among my favorite flowers, so I'm looking forward to seeing your next band.

  3. Di & Connie, we are so far from flowers here I have to cross stitch some just to remind myself there are such things! :)

    Connie, I hope to plant a bed of some fragrant iris this spring. It has quickly become one of my top fragrance notes and I'm amazed at how much I've come to love them.

  4. This is a lovely design, cant wait to see the finished piece.

  5. Your design looks beautiful stitched. I can't wait to see the finished piece.

  6. Thanks Beaupippin and Marcy! I can't wait either, lol, the closer I get to finish the more I can't wait to see it hanging on the wall :)