Sunday 19 July 2020

Zoe Box - 20 hours

For my first full rotation in July (yes, I'm a little behind on blogging again, why do you ask?),  I went back to my focus piece, the Zoe Box.  Last time I finished the outline of the outside of the box, and the cross stitch of the fall and half of the summer panel:

After I had some serious frogging issues with the green on summer, my second rotation started off pretty good, and I finished summer and most of spring before I realized that my outline was off by one stitch! So I fixed that and got back to cross stitching, finishing spring and winter too (winter didn't have a lot of cross stitch anyways). I then started on the backstitching, first doing all the strong stems and vines with 6 strands of DMC (yes, that is a lot) and did a small start on the regular backstitch too (the leaves in autumn). For my next rotation, I plan to finish the backstitch and hopefully most of the specialty stitches in this part, too!

Next up is Dark Forces for its July rotation, though. That will be a drastic difference to the Zoe Box!


Pamela said...

This is very pretty!

Rahenna said...

I love this box! Your post inspired me to finally buy the pattern for myself. Beautiful stitching! :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Beautiful work on your Zoe Box. I am so looking forward to seeing this design progress.
Did you know that Zoe means "life" in Greek? Seems appropriate for a seasonal or circle of life box.

Rachel said...

Oh, that is coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see more progress. :)