Hiya. How's everyone? We're getting a little more snow, very cold temps, and anxiety attacks. Two more weeks.
I saw Lori's new free chart (here) and started on it right away. Browsed my charts and just couldn't get interested in a sampler. What? It's true. Is a slump approaching? So when I saw her offer, I thought it would be a good idea to pick up the needle.
I noticed that my stitches are more even than ever before. Why? Possibly because of the direction? I am following my usual sewing method of doing half a cross first, but this time I am going vertical with the first half and completing the second half horizontally. I know I know. Not the way you are supposed to stitch.
But unless it's my imagination (and I have a vivid one because I called myself a girl in the prior post), my stitches look better. The linen seems more stable too. See the difference between the stitches within the letters and the very bottom row? Maybe it isn't noticeable in the photo but trust me, it's not as neat.
Here's a look at the back.
It's hard to see with this floss color but that looks like a good base for wimpy linen doesn't it? Am I doing something that all of you know about and I've been in the dark once again? Or am I wrong in thinking this incorrect method of crossing could result in better stitches?
For those of you with
brats cats - ours have been going nuts with ... nuts. Is it because the Brazil nut looks like a mouse? They were batting one around found under a hutch so I picked more from the mixed nut bin at the market. Cheap fun since they destroyed every toy I bought at the pet store. So far, Bud is OK, and Yellow Man is still here every night. I'm ready for bed, and I can hear the nuts rolling, smacking the furniture, followed by a wall/cat collision thud.
Have a good Thursday!
Thanks for visiting.