Sunday, 2 May 2010

How Many Times Have You Re-Started Something

OK I have stitching to show, i have been reading peoples blogs on  my ipod as my computer died a death ( ie the kids put all their crap on it and made it run slowwww) but now i have my own, yes own, not kids allowed to touch laptop, hubby can though so not all good news, though i gave him a stern talking to. No going on dodgy websites AT ALL!!! yes and the finger came out pointing too, so its offical i have turned into my mum lol.
Anyway back to stitching, after some nagging from my hubby i have finished another page of Bothy threads Cut Thru Gypsy Wagon, 4 down 2 to go, then the dreaded backstitch and theres a LOT!

And i have done some more of my wedding sampler, not much but since i have changed using the metallics thread to satin threads for the names i will fly through them this week, and will be starting the dreaded back stitch soon on this one too, at least HAED dont have back stitch in them...

and finally I really wanted to finish page one of Paradisal Bird, but alas no joy as everytime i picked it up the kids started playing up, hubby needed something you know how it goes, anyway this week is the Freebie SK SAL on the HAED Bulletin Board and i have restarted this piece 5 times!!!!!

First  attempt28ct 2 x 2 (cross stitch) - too gappy, the white showed through
Second attempt 20ct 2 x 1 ( cross stitch) - this was the other way around, too bulky and looked really scrunched up.
Third attempt 28 ct 1 x1 ( tent stitch) - too gappy again maybe i needed  to use two threads
Fourth attempt 28ct 2 x 1 (tent stitch)  yuck tent stitch, says it all really hated it, great for fast stitching but looking close up didnt look nice, so at least i now know that i prefer cross to tent
Fifth attempt 28ct 1 x 1 ( cross stitch) yes finally , why didnt i do this from the start i could have finished this one twice over the amount ot restarting i have done on this piece.











6 comments:

MrsB said...

Love your Cut Thru piece and the Wedding piece - some good progress!

Whenever I start a new project, it always takes me ages to pick a fabric and how to stitch on it...Like you say, you could finish the design in the time it takes to sort out how you're stitching it!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your stitching. I started my Lanarte Poppy three times because I kept going wrong so I know how you feel.

nima said...

wow...beautiful sttiching progress...you made me think about making a wedding sampler for ourself...our wedding was also same month and year...

stitcheranon said...

Looks like great progress to me. Well done, and hopefully there will be no more re-starts ;-)

Kathy said...

Congrats on the new computer.

Your stitching progress all looks wonderful.

franacropan said...

I re-started A Long Winter's Nap three times and. to be honest, I'm still not happy with the fabric.
Love the fabric you have settled on, it's one of my fave's to stitch on too.