Birds of a Feather
36 ct Edinburgh Linen Cream color
Called for WDW threads
Stitch count 295 X 384
I was hoping to have this finished before the New Year. Obviously I greatly underestimated just how much stitching needed to be done! Feel free to click on the picture. Instead of feeling motivated to start one of the 3 sisters to this one, I am ready to move on to something new.
Last Summer Yard Sale Find!
Yes, those ducks are cross stitched! My plan was to use the frame for Le Printemps. But I am having second thoughts now. Do you think the frame is too old-fashioned? I would love to hear your thoughts.
As I was starting Plum Street Samplers Paradise Lost (as part of Becky's 2012 BAP Challenge) disaster struck. I stitched out to one end of the design and found out there was only a scant inch of fabric left! What????
So I double-checked the midpoint (where I started) was in the correct spot. Yes.
So I re-measured the fabric and found it to be an inch short AND the measurement included the selvage end :((
Upon consulting with my LNS it was pointed out to me that overdyed fabric is cut and then dyed resulting in some shrinkage to the fabric. Most of the time it doesn't matter, but on this design I needed every inch! So I had to start over with a new piece and I bought enough to stitch PSS The Flood in matching fabric. The Flood is even bigger than Paradise Lost! That project will have to wait until 2013 or so :)
Paradise Lost is begun (again).