Monday, January 10, 2011

January Challenge - My Version

As you may have noticed, I haven't started anything new yet this year! Just the thought of 15 WIPs makes my brain hurt. That's a side effect of being left-brained, I guess. However, I did start my 2011 stitching list. "Margaret Gatis" from Scarlet Letter is the only WIP on it...maybe because it's the only one I have! I started it in 2009 sometime, I think, but got sidetracked by some other piece which had a deadline. Or maybe it was the stitching over 3 threads that sent me over the edge. You have no idea how frustrating it is to stitch over 3 threads unless you've actually tried it.

In any case, when I finished my class model last Friday, I didn't have anything new kitted up yet. So I pulled out MG, unenthusiastically remembering the 'over 3' thing. Much to my surprise I had stopped in the middle of a lovely 'over 2' band. So it must've been a birthday or Christmas gift that caused me to put it away.

 
 I love working on 40 count linen because whether you're using silk or cotton, you only have to use one strand. No railroading or laying tool required. It's a really big piece (8" x 26" on 40 count) so I'll probably lay it down again at some point to work on another deadline piece, but I'm enjoying it right now. And that's what counts.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, she's beautiful! I have a WIP that has over 3 as well. It drives one nuts, right? But once you get in the rhythm, it's better. Sort of. lol! I will enjoy seeing your progress on this one!

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  2. I haven't been brave enough to try 40 ct linen yet... it can't be as easy as stitching on the gauze. Pretty wip!

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  3. OMG only 1 WIP..I can't even count all of mine and the "new" that are already kitted...well I need to live to 500 at least!LOL!

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  4. I can't believe you only have one WIP! My hat is off to you. I honestly wish I could say the same. But I love your lonely WIP - it's gorgeous. I've never heard of stitching over three threads but there's a first time for everything. I'm sure that once you get the rhythm, you'll be flying!

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  5. Its a beauty and your stitching is gorgeous :)

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  6. Congrats on only having one WIP... it's a beauty too! Can't wait to see more on this one.

    Happy stitching....

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  7. Wo9w Tommye, that is a beautiful piece! What patience you have too......

    Audrey

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