I came across a lovely project in the March/April issue of Needlepoint Now entitled “It’s a Mystery” on page 13. The article is by Patricia Hartman, Mary Knapp, Linda Reinmiller, Debbie Rowley. I created my small stitch sample from the center of this project. I used Colour #3 in my Kreinik Ribbon for the center Rhodes stitch and the four corners. Although I used only a very small amount of the ribbon, I do think it enhances the sample.
I also used Colour #182 in a size 5 perle cotton for the crescent and Colour #4 in a size 5 perle for the longarm crosses. I used Colour #147 in a size 5 perle for the diagonal border and backstitch around the Rhodes.
This colour combination definitely reminds me of spring and summer! Interestingly, I find that many are not particularly fond of orange and yet I really like how it turned out here. Maybe it is time to give some orange a try! Have a great weekend.