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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If you just get just one skein of the suggested DMC to do the green, this is as far as you will get before you have used it all. It isn't enough to do the hill of green at the bottom with the animals on it. The hill goes over to the tree trunk in an arch if you want to know just how much you will be short. The other areas I have filled in, I have used the suggested colors, so it is not like I messed up and used it for the cornstalk or those tiny pine trees - nope, that is a different green. And I am stitching one strand over one thread on 28 count evenweave. If you got the pattern - buy two of those green used in the leaves.
Going to try to keep stitching on this - I knew I would be sick of leaves, and I was, but I there areas I think will be fun to fill in for a while yet.
( I know she suggested Anchor floss and then cross references to DMC numbers on the pattern. I have no clue anymore if Anchor and DMC are both the same lengths or not. )
Friday, November 13, 2015
I completed three sides of the border but the left side up and down border - and it didn't match at the top left corner. I had caught that there was an extra stitch at the bottom left corner, a four instead of a three in the repeat of the design. I did miss the four right next to it also in that bottom corner. So I was off one when I got to the top corner. So I had just stitched the stem, no leaves, and had to frog and restitch the stem and find why I was off. That took a while, I couldn't find in the pattern why I was off. So to others with this pattern, that bottom left corner is the key where it just not repeated the same.
The top doesn't mirror the bottom, which is fine - it sort of messed up her design in the corners, and that is where I start to think - am I changing it or not. I am just stitching the pattern. I did change the cat slightly, and I know there will be a few wonky animals I want to adjust. I have stitched a little more, that left side has all it's leaves now, and I am working across the bottom.
I sometimes listen to audiobooks - they do repairs on the cable, so internet is sometimes out in the middle of the night. I started listening to Deep Down Dark - on audiobook, about the Chilean Miners. Great audiobook. I'm about halfway - and I know the movie - The 33 - came out today. I can't imagine the movie being better than the book, or having more details. One poor guy, it was his first day down in the mine. Another guy wanted to get an extra trip to the bottom in because he was paid per trip. He got his lunch, and drove back down to the bottom to eat it to get that extra trip in. It is an amazing tale, and there is some just craziness. They finally reach the guys with the tunnel, an what do they send to them as one of the first things? Paperwork to fill out.... before food... pure insanity. Very interesting book. And it probably means I will have to go watch the movie, but the book has brought me to tears several times, I can't imagine the movie being better.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Stopped to get floss for the new pattern. Trying to avoid needing to shop when everybody else is Christmas shopping. The winter stitching stash is full enough to keep me happy and busy till spring.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Okay, now it is starting to sound like a beer commercial. I am just saying - those are some really NICE scissors. I love my gingher full size dressmaking shears - I love these little scissors the same way.