Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little House Neighborhood WIP

It has been so long since I put up a post but here is the little bit of progress. I decided to try stitching in hand with this project and trying to do that on 40 ct fabric is just not the thing to do for me at least. I have frogged out the roof at least 3 times and even after putting it back on my Q Snaps, it was a huge challenge to get this pattern back on track. I feel like someone who is just learning how to cross stitch again but after frogging too many times, it stressed the fabric and getting things to line up finally worked out for me this morning!! Hip Hip Horray!! I was trying the sewing method and I felt like I had it all figured out, but my stitches didn't lay like I like them too. The ones on the tree and the other things looks so much better so I am going back to my Q Snaps. I may try it again on 32 ct fabric sometime to see but for some reason my stitches didn't look as good as I had hoped. Nicole (Carolina Dreams) does all of her stitching in hand and it is so beautiful so I wanted to try it but don't start out with this color on 40 ct! I am just so glad to have it back on track now so I can stitch the house! What a relief!! Anyhow that is why I have been gone so long and to think this is all the progress I have to show. Still I am loving this project so much and hope to progress faster this time!!

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6 comments:

Moni said...

WOW! Stitching on 40 ct fabric is really hard, but the result is so elegant and gorgeous and I think it is worth it. On 40 ct. the needlework seems printed on the fabric!
I use a Q-snap or a wooden hoop frame too when stitching on 40 ct, it seems to help...
You have done a great work and a great progress! :-)

Susan said...

I’m sorry about all the frogging. I never stitch anything in hand – I’ve tried it, but decided that I stress too much, and I stitch for the enjoyment, so I stick to my 6” hoops (the stitching snobs would be shocked!) Anyway – I think you’re making great progress!

Shelagh said...

I too use a 6inch hoop, I have bigger but I prefer the smaller one. No way would I be able to stitch without the hoop. Like mother like daughter.

Nina said...

Good to see your progress :)

Miss 376 said...

It looks fantastic. I think everyone finds their own way of what suits them when it comes to stitching. I find it depends on the size of the piece and the type of fabric being stitched on

Jessie said...

great progress! I can imagine stitching with 40ct but the end results will be very delicate and beautiful.

 
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