Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Posted by Shirlee at 7:38 AM
Saturday, August 25, 2018
I'm still here! I did get a new laptop and have been trying to go through all the transferred files and photos from an old laptop and even older desktop. I'm now at a standstill because John's mouse gave up the ghost and I had to let him use mine lest he totally fall apart without access to his own computer. He hated my old laptop and he hates my new one. Yes, I could use the touchpad or whatever it's called on my laptop but I hate touchpads. John decided to take a nap so I came down to his computer to write this quick post.
I have a design I'm thinking of stitching … And They Sinned.
Your input will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by Shirlee at 10:31 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
My knots are not extremely huge or noticeable from the right side. I have never really been concerned about them in the past when stitching items I knew would be made into small pillows or even flat folds, but this project will be framed and I'm not sure if the knots will cause any problems. They are lacemakers knots made with two single strands tied right over left, left over right, and then right over left again. It is impossible for them to work themselves loose.
I probably would never have made this confession about my knottiness if not for the fact that the house in this design has 11 windows. Each window consists of three stitches. The hand dyed floss will not really show up in these windows so my plan was to start them off with a loop start and finish them with a knot. Seems like an awful lot of knots though and I'm wondering if there might be a better way. I know I can start one window and carry the floss across to the next, and then to the next, and so on, but I'm concerned that the black floss will show through the pale lilac floss on the right side. I did some research into the pin start. Interesting concept, but not when you are stitching with two strands. Of course for these small windows I could use just one strand of floss and double stitch each leg.
Any thoughts? The knots really just cushion themselves into the stitch(es) surrounding them so maybe I'm making much ado about nothing and embarrassing myself for no reason. Will anyone else dare to admit that they use knots? Perhaps we can get t-shirts made ... Knotty Girls Unite, or I'm a Knotty Girl!
Posted by Shirlee at 11:36 AM
Thursday, April 12, 2018
It's been quite busy around here, but then again there doesn't seem to be much of anything getting done! I don't know if anyone else feels this way but I have SO much to do that I am just overwhelmed by it all. The tasks appear insurmountable. I know, I know ... take things a little at a time. One box per day. One drawer per day. Great advice, I'll grant you that. Unfortunately all the little pixels just meld into one huge picture & I need to go have a lie down. Sigh!
Some stitching is getting done, if nothing else. I sort of finished my Winter ABCs by Little House Needleworks, the pattern having been gifted to me by Debra Scott.
Posted by Shirlee at 10:42 AM
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Posted by Shirlee at 1:52 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Happy Sunday one & all!
Last week I worked on Chessie & Friends by Chessie & Me. This is another ornament I had kitted up from 2014. I didn't realize there were Symra cross stitches, round eyelet stitches, & star stitches in the design, but of course I should have known ... Chessie & Me ... lol! I am glad I persevered.
Posted by Shirlee at 11:25 AM