Friday, April 3, 2009
I started late, but after frogging what I'd done before and switching to one strand, I finally stitched on Secret Garden 3. You certainly wouldn't know it by the amount done, but this is several hours work. Of course, that's in between taking the dog out, finding my threads, realizing that I definitely needed more light and going to get my new lamp :), threading the threads, desperately searching for one of my multiple needle and floss holders to keep track of all these threads, and stitching nothing but confetti stitches. So I figure at the rate I'm stitching, I'll be done about 2025. LOL But I'm getting the hang of it now, so hopefully my next bout will be faster! I was wondering, I had thought of putting this on a frame and going with it, but having to flip it back and forth so much with the confetti stitches would take forever. Do any of you stitch your HAED's on frames? Also, do you all stitch the special way for over one, or just regular? Evenweave isn't as bad as linen, but over one stitching can sometimes get lost in the fabric or look uneven, if you're not careful. Stitching it the "correct" way has never seemed to really make a difference. So, if any of you HAED pros have special tips to make it a little faster , easier, or look better, please let me know. :) I'm doubly impressed with all the stitching everyone is doing, now that I've started stitching my own HAED. You'll are a real encouragement!