I hope that everyone has enjoyed a beautiful stitching day! I myself, am still in the "prep" mode, although I did get some more accomplished today.
We had an appointment this afternoon to get the car serviced, combined with some errand running afterward, so I took my floss and my bobbins, and I sat there and wound, while watching their large screen TV. I also attracted a bit of an audience, with not only other customers, but car salesmen and mechanics wandering through, wanting to know what I was doing, and why. Now I'm supposed to take my stitching back in so they can see my progress!!
And, at 5 a.m. this morning, to give myself a break from the floss winding, I started on the other prep that I do. .gridding. And after a few rows, with bleary eyes, I was ready to start bobbin winding again! And when I glance over at my 18 count, WIP, it seems gigantic!
I'm not going to give up on the 25 count, but what is bothering me, is the softness and fluidity of the Dublin Linen that was recommended to me for my Iris pattern. I've never cross stitched on something so soft before. I'm still going to try it. .I want to try expanding my stitching horizons, but if I'm not enjoying it, I want to know my alternatives, ahead of time.
So, I'm asking this. .what is your favorite fabric to stitch a HAED pattern on? I know that the results on the group poll show that evenweave is the clear leader so far, but what one(s), specifically, do you like the best?
I also want to take the opportunity here, to express how MUCH I'm enjoying sharing every one's progress on their respective stitching projects!
I had to be away for several days, and then that precisely placed lightning bolt took my on-line connections away from me for a few more days, and in that time, this group mushroomed!!! I've tried leaving comments on every one's entry, but found that I was losing ground every time I took a short break! You are all incredible!
So, I'm going to take the easy way out, by thanking everyone for sharing their updates! I've seen one gorgeous stitching image, after another, and I'd be hard pressed to name my favorite! The one that I love the most, is the one that I am currently studying! You are all SO inspirational, and SO talented, I am in awe of even being a small part of this group!
My personal goal this week, is to temporarily take a little more stitching time away from my other project, which I'm loving, to get all of my prep work done for my Irises, so that by this time next week, I'll have some actual stitching to post! One can dream!!
Now I'm going to go back and do some more gridding & floss winding. .it isn't midnight yet!!
Hugs to you all!