Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Crazy January Challenge 2011 Day #11

Little House Needleworks
Needle and Thread
2 different fabrics-32 ct natural linen for the pocket and 36 ct LL Light Examplar for the fob
Called for Crescent Colours

This is the start for Day #11 of our January Challenge. Thanks for all the kind words and comments on my starts. This year's stitching will be fun and beautiful!

For all of you asking about the interfacing I used on my over-1 project. Here is the skinny-

My local ANG guild decided to do the Quaker hornbooks as a group project. (There are some VERY talented stitchers in that group! ) One of them suggested using some lightweight interfacing on the back of our linen. NOT iron-on interfacing-the little bumps might be a problem. (The hand basting on my hornbook was not to hold the interfacing on-it was called for in the pattern.) I just basted a piece of interfacing around the edges of the fabric with my sewing machine. The basting can be removed and the interfacing trimmed when I am finished stitching. That's it! So far, it has worked wonderfully. No dropped threads!

For those of you wondering-yes, I am going to use the interfacing on the back of Give Thanks as soon as I frog the pumpkin. :)


Kelly said...

Using interfacing is a very interesting idea. Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

You have chosen one of my favorite designs!
Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Siobhan said...

Nice choice! Thanks for the info on the interfacing, too.

Alice said...

Thanks for the interfacing info... very interesting.

Blu Stitcher said...

Very Pretty, I can't wait to see it finished.


Stitching Cat said...

You'll love stitching this piece - it stitches up quickly and was a fun piece to stitch. You were smart to use 36 count for the fob - wish I had done that. Hope to see your finished piece soon.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Great start on another project. You're doing well haning in there with the 15 Challenge :)

Sherry said...

Wonderful choice!

Susan said...

Thank you for the tip regarding the interfacing on the back of the over one project. I have been losing my stitchs and overstitching just so they would show up. I will get the interfacing and baste it on to finish out my project. Thanks!
Happy Stitching!