With that being said, after a very long break of perhaps seven years, I stitched some on Teresa Wentzler's Fruit Bellpull. I had seen this stitched in person at a local stitch group, and it was awe inspiring, to say the very least. The colors are exceptional-- so many blends and gradations of color. At the time I saw it, the pattern was out of print and difficult to locate. I finally found one on the Teresa Wentzler Bulletin Board and I happily purchased it. It actually was shipped to me from another country, so it is thus one of my most treasured patterns. Teresa Wentzler's work is amazing.
I pulled out my threadbox for this piece, and also my box of envelopes where I have some blends in small envelopes.
Here is a photo of the color key, just to give an idea of the amount of colors in this piece.
When I started on the piece it was very difficult to find my place. On top of that, I had highlighted my working copy as to where I'd stitched, but I didn't highlight it accurately way back when. It was rather challenging in every way possible to know where to go. I have heard people say the grapes are the hardest part, and that is of course where I left off seven years ago. These photos show a bit of the piece, and a bit of progress:
Some of my stitching doesn't look up to par to me, but it will do!
I have moved on to my next WIP which is Oberlin Samplers Minnesota Sampler . After a short while on that one, I will go back to this beautiful pattern.
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