Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stitching Progress Updates


This was the last photo I showed you of With Thy Needle & Thread Give Thanks. It is one of my Crazy January Challenges.  A beautiful start on 28 ct linen. But I started off completely wrong and stitched the first pumpkin over 2 threads :(  So, out came the frogs and I re-started it. (Nobody told me that I needed to read the front cover :)
 See below-


This is the design I pulled out when I got frustrated with the L'Atelier Perdu mystery (32 ct linen stitched over 1).  As you can see I actually got quite a bit stitched. After trying 4 different counts/types of linen for the mystery project, I ended up with 28 ct evenweave-see results below!!


I also changed from my preferred size 26 needle to a size 28 needle-that helped tremendously.  The evenweave seems to be more stable and I didn't need to baste some interfacing under it to prevent losing stitches.  Thank heaven for my 3X lighted magnifier though.  This would be impossible for me with just my bifocals.  Altogether a very acceptable solution to my thorny problem! 

Thanks so much for all your hints/suggestions/ideas!

6 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you got the problem solved and progress going forward now. Grats!

Karen said...

So pretty! Kudos on stitching on 28 ct over one....I can barely handle 40 ct over 2.

Your projects are so pretty.... happy stitching...

RuthB said...

What? We have to read the front cover of the pattern? What's with that? lol

Beautiful stitching! Congrats on all fronts.

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitching!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Loving it all.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress! They look great.