This was a pretty easy stitch that went quickly. I used 6 strands of silver metallic thread and 6 strands of black cotton floss for the 2 areas of cable chains. I was originally going to use just the metallic but as much as I had to fight with it to do the small amount you see, I decided it was not going to happen to use it for all the chains.
I worked the border as a broken chain for obvious reasons as you will see below.
My subject this week turned out to be very serendipitous. Tuesday was June 19th, known as Juneteenth hereabouts. It's hard to read the embroidery in the photo so here's what it says:
The Emancipation Proclamation took effect Jan. 1, 1863 but it had very little effect on slaves lives in the Confederate States of America.
Commemorates June 18 & 19, 1865
On the 18th, Union General G. Granger and 2000 Federal troops arrived at the port of Galveston, Texas to take possession of the state and enforce emancipation. On the 19th the General stood on the balcony of the Ashton Villa to read the General Order No. 3.
You can visit my blog to read the order and see a photo of the lovely Ashton Villa in Galveston.
This symbol I used is an anti-slavery design. The more familiar one is of a man and carries the motto 'Am I not a man and a brother?" This one, used less widely is of a woman and her motto is "Am I not a woman and a sister?" I thought it more appropriate for a woman's embroidery journal.