Thursday, November 26, 2020

Dawn to Dusk - Motif 4-1, 4-2 & 4-3

Still pushing hard on Dawn to Dusk. I completed the last row of eight pointed stars. The first one went by so fast.

This one took a bit longer. I stitched every cross stitch one at a time so I don't get stripes from the variegated thread. You can barely see it.

(click on the post to see the animation below)

The third one is done, but I don't feel like it's done if that make sense. When compared to all the other motifs it feels like it's missing something. After thinking about it, I realized that this is the only motif that didn't use the variegated thread. I'm going to set it aside for now, but I will most likely get back to it later. Maybe fill in the empty corners?

(click on the post to see the animation below)

Here's an overview after finishing the last star. I still have one brocade missing the gold layer that needs to be finished.

I really should have worked on that brocade, but I couldn't stop myself from starting the padded border. Satin stitch is so satisfying to stitch.

By the way, I finally revisited the first motif. The center is supposed to be filled with French knots. I was thinking of filling it with seed beads, but it looked too bulky. I happened to have an extra flower bead in my kit (you get 6 in the kit but only require 5), which worked perfectly in the center.


  1. This is such a fascinatingly intricate design!

  2. Beautiful work. I like the way the animations show the process of stitching each motif.

  3. Great progress! I agree, that last star looks a little...empty. I'm sure you'll figure something out. And boy, does that satin stitch look satisfying!