Saturday, April 18, 2015
Day 1 on the blog
This is my progress on Marshmallow Sweet, one of the mill hill designs in the winter cheer series. This guy has been a dream to stitch, I am 3 hours in and have had zero frogging time. I may have just jinxed myself here....
Anyway this is my first attempt at a mill hill kit on perforated paper. I have always taken the design and stitched them onto linen, I must say I am LOVING the perforated paper!! I will admit the finished piece has a bit of a different look to it but for what I have planned I actually think the perforated paper will be perfect.
To anyone who has never tried perforated paper let me just say you need to try this stuff. With the larger holes your needle just fly's through. Less time is spent 'poking around' trying to figure out where your needle is because well you can see right through to the needle.
By the way I may be the only person who pokes around but well I'm not an expert and that method works for me.
Other stitching news:
I visited The needlework show today, this is an online needlework show where you can view a number of venders work all in one place. http://needleworkshow.com/
I found a number of new designers with some adorable patterns. I will warn you, the one downside is you couldn't really order straight from the show. You have to visit each designers site and attempt to order from them directly. I don't mind this, it allows me to email and kind of meet different designers. The downside is well I like instant gratification and was hoping to just purchase a few of these charts tonight.
Out of all of the 'venders' my favorite was Handblessings Patterns. They had a wonderful deer pattern that I can't wait to get my hands on and stich!
Handblessings Patterns - A deer in the mist http://needleworkshow.com/cgi-bin/detailc.pl?516-hndJ12-01
Do you ever have one of those days where nothing seems to be going the way you planned? I had one of those days today. It started with the removal of feet, yes feet of snow (hello its supposed to be spring!) and continued on to work mishap after work mishap. The first mishap being why was I working on a Saturday?! At any rate as I progressed from one task to the next I kept thinking, just finish this then its home to stich. I usually don't have stitching on the brain this much, I blame the cheerful light green color of my current WIP. Whether it's a cheerful x-stitch or fun family activities I hope you all have something to look forward to when your day is just not panning out.