Happy Valentine's Day everyone. It was too cold here to go out so instead of ice cream, I made the peanut butter pie filling. And ate it all. Spaghetti for dinner, another favorite. Hope you've all enjoyed the day.
I was sewing the latest finish, Martha, into a small pillow hanger and came down the stairs for the final spoon of pie filling. The phone rang and I went into the little parlor to talk. The more bored I became listening to tasks everyone has chosen for me, the more I tossed Martha around. Not throwing her, just tossing her up and catching her. Gives my hands something to do while I'm rolling my eyes. My cousin has decided that I should go out and purchase new clothes and new draperies for my 90 year old aunt (his mother). Her two daughters-in-law are ????? On the space station for a year?
Martha landed on the hutch filled with brown jugs. So I turned down the top edge with a crisp crease and she set very nicely on the shelf edge. Will she stay here? Probably not, but maybe for a while. I used to think I was a bit odd with my ways of displaying stitchery, but I see so many online photos of pieces on boxes, in baskets, on wood items, wrapped around jars, and sack finishes that I am feeling normal!
What I've noticed is how the single strand of thread washes out compared to the ABC that is stitched with two threads. It's not very noticeable in the photo but it is in person. This linen has been very difficult to photograph. It shows regardless of size, like screening. That wonky little pattern of tiny distortions. Because of the overdyed color? The sheen? Both maybe.
I have other finishes on 35 count done with one thread and they seem fine, but this one on 32 count is bugging me. Could be the color and variations of the linen are contributing factors, but I think I may stick to two threads on 32 unless it's a small tuck or bowl filler that won't be viewed from across a room.
We have warnings for a ton of snow tonight. Better not!!!
Thanks for visiting.