Thursday, August 9, 2007

Amost Finished! Folk Art Anniversary Sampler

The colors look a little faded in the photo - except for the lavender, they're really quite bright. All I have left to stitch is three pink pieces in the middle left, plus one on the bottom, and then the double line of blue all the way around.

If you've seen the photo of the finished piece in TGOSM, you'll notice that mine looks "squashed" compared to Gloria Moore's. That's because hers is stitched on a 36-count evenweave linen, and mine is on a 30/32 unevenweave - meaning it has fewer stitches per inch horizontally than it does vertically. This results in the flattened appearance. I don't mind it at all, though. I love stitching on unevenweave fabrics.

I'm almost through with a small Halloween piece, too, for an exchange, and will post a pic of it when it's finished. It has a lot of beads on it, and I need to do those plus the backstitching.

It's getting close to the end of my summer vacation - I'll be spending a few hours in the office tomorrow with my office manager, then we'll work two days next week. After that, it's back full time. Ack. I wont' be able to sit on my butt for hours on end to stitch! Oh well. Since I'm not in a classroom any more at least I'll have the evenings since there will be no papers to grade or lessons to plan.

1 comment:

MysteryKnitter said...

I don't know what anyone in America would say about my stitching. You see, I do not actually cross stitch. I needlepoint. But I call it stitching on general level.