Tuesday, March 25, 2014

IH&SW Report for March

  I didn't get to spend as much time stitching this past weekend as I would have liked.  It was my turn to host our weekly stitch group on Monday so I really had to do some prep for that.  Cleaning was right at the top of the list as well as baking so Sunday was pretty much a wash.  So to make up for that, I included Monday's stitching progress in my report  too.  Don't know if that is legit or not but I wouldn't have had much to show otherwise!!
  All of my hermitting  time was spent with Dorothy.  The big plans I had to finish the current sections and move on to another project never materialized.  I did however, manage to finish up the candle flame band I was working in Rice Stitch.  Yeah me!!

I did change to color of the deepest gold in this band.  It was supposed to be the same color as the dividing band directly below and I just found it to be too dark for the colors around it.  Lightened it one shade and I like it much better!!  Now do I change the dividing band to the new color as well or do I leave it alone??

  So that 's where I am now.  I think I am going to continue with this, getting in the over one verse (Lord help me!) and the bargello band that comes next before I put this one away.  Hopefully, I can get that much done by the end of the week because Ann Bowers is starting to jump up and down for attention and I would like to see her finished soon!!  Ambitious I know but having goals is a good thing!!


  1. I love the texture the rice stitch gives to the flame band. As to changing the color, I hate to rip out unless something really bothers me and I don't find the difference objectionable. :D

  2. Your sampler is beautiful and I do like the color changes you have made.

  3. I think it is gorgeous and the stitching perfection!

  4. Way to go on getting the flame band completed! I love the texture that the rice stitch provides.

    Robin in Virginia

  5. You are making great progress on your samplers......I remember a post or 2 back you talking about rotating samplers to stitch on. I agree that it is not the easiest thing to do. For some it works like a charm. For me, I want to finish it faster and move on to the next! I wonder if you would finish them in the same amount of time..... ie, if you rotated 3 samplers and it took 6 months (just example!); could you stitch 3 samplers complete and maybe do it in 5 1/2-- just in different intervals? Clearly I think too much about nothing while stitching!!!!! LOL!!!!!

    Keep it up my friend, you are doing awesome!!!!!


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