Monday, December 12
The Project That Just Won't Be Stitched!
(The above picture is not mine. I saved it off of a blog once because I wanted to show hubby how stunning it looked completed. If you know whose it is please leave a comment so that I can give credit where credit is needed)
This project will be the death of me!!!!
It is stunning and screaming my name but....
Take 1: I started it on 14 count and did alot of the castle and then I got all perfectionist on myself and decided that why am I battling to get the fractional stitches neat on this count when it would be so much easier on 28 count. So I go buy myself a metre of 28 count and start again. In the meantime I use the fabric around the already stitched part to use for the table numbers.
Take 2: Working on 28 count for the first time and a difficult design on top of it I know I should grid but heck I don't need to. Make a huge counting mistake and after unpicking decide to grid. Mmmm the count of the gridding is not working out according to the design. Realise that I got the width versus the height mixed up when I started stitching. Chuck the fabric in the bottom of my basket in frustration vowing that I don't have to do this project at all!!
Take 3: I keep finding myself looking at the design over and over again. Admiring how beautiful it is and how accomplished I would feel completing such a complicated piece. Finally pull out the fabric again. Unpick the previous stitching and actually grid the fabric right way round this time. Tonight I finally sit down to start stitching and after doing part of the wing I realise I hate working on 28 count!!!
Now I am kicking myself having cut up my first attempt on 14 count because at least I would of being able to just continue with it and being happy that there was a bit of it done. Now I have two big pieces of 28 count and I don't think I have any 14 count big enough for the design. So will I try making it again or will I just give up on the whole idea. I probably will attempt it at least one more time but I don't think it will be anytime soon.
I had alot of stiching time this weekend so I actually finished the whole circle round her head and all the flowers. I physically stitched until my fingers hurt on Sunday because I was so close to completing the area.
I can't wait till I do the backstitch details as her face keeps on bugging me.