It's cold and rainy today and I am home but the fire is going, the house is picked up (for the most part) and I can think of nothing better than being able to stay inside and do nothing but lounge around, stitch and nap. Unless of course, you'd like to come by for a visit!?
I am finally caught up with my PS piece. Well, caught up is relative - at least I am not behind at this point! I still have to stitch October but the month isn't over yet so I am not behind! This pic doesn't look very good because the flash is washing out the picture. I think this is a really pretty, little piece. It's odd though, the July and October blocks are a couple of stitches shorter than all the other blocks. In order for them to fit into the grid properly, I had to adjust a little bit - no biggie but I wonder why they did it that way? As you may remember, I'm stitching this over one, with one block a month so only 3 to go!
I've heard a lot of folks say that they don't like over one stitching but it's really not that bad if you follow these little tricks:
1- Use a magnifier - it really does help!
2 - When you make your first stitch, come up through C and then down into B, if the linen thread you just covered with your stitch is running in a vertical direction, you should bring your needle up in the hole that will create a parallel line on the back of your fabric to that thread you just covered, in this case, up in D and back down into A to complete your X.
If your top linen thread is running horizontally, you would go up in C to begin, down in B and then up in A (creating that parallel stitch on the back of your fabric) and then down in D so complete the X. Does this make sense? If you use this simple method, you will not slip stitches - trust me, it works. You have to be aware of your fabric, this is where the magnifier really helps me but this works and makes working over one so much more enjoyable.
Have a wonderful day, a productive and joyful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment when you can. I really appreciate them all; each and every one!