12 hours ago
Monday, August 10, 2015
Calling it done
I changed a few small things, nothing really worth mentioning. I still think it finished fine without that fourth pattern. But there is enough material, I can add it if I change my mind later. It will just be tossed onto the unframed finished pile of stitching.
I noticed this is an interesting optical illusion. I just laid the new pattern next to the finish stitching. And you look at the pattern and assume that it is a full page of paper, and that gives you an idea about the size of the finished stitching. But that pattern is a page folded over in half, and tipped on end. The stitching finished at 5 inches by 9 inches for these three sections. So a sheet of paper folded in half covers the design, but not quite from end to end. That gives you a better idea of size.
I got the pattern in the mail for Gibson Girl today. This is the pattern that uses Planet Earth silk that I was having trouble finding that matched the numbers. I have the silks on order now, they have not shipped yet. The pattern shows conversions to dmc numbers, which means chasing down $30 worth of floss might have been something I could have avoided. But I am curious enough about the silk to want to stitch it with the silks suggested. An expensive whim that I probably would not have done if I had gotten the pattern first. I am not sure if I will stitch it next or wait for the silk, or just look at the dmc color conversions to see them out of curiosity. But this is the pattern that I blew off buying to chase the out-of-print chart that I saw on the wall in the store. In the end I got both, and ordered the stupid silk floss. But this chart is the only thing that has shown up so far.
What more than likely will happen is spending a few hours stitching something I already have started in hopes of finishing one old project after finishing one new project. Sheep was a new project - so next has to be something old and already started.