WIP Wednesday


As you can see I finished the left mermaid panel stitching. Now comes the odious task of back stitching the darn thing (I did start a little at the bottom). I keep reminding myself that I should do it as I go along or there will be so much to do at the end (especially with a TW) that the whole project will languish. And then I get to reward myself with moving onto another section! I really am just so pleased with how this is shaping up, and am enjoying the project as a whole.

I did put Tradewinds down briefly to work on the latest installment of the Clouds Factory sampler… Which I would have had enough done to take a picture of had I not needed to unpick the largest Marlitt frame for the segment. Have you ever had to frog out Marlitt? It’s almost as big of a hassle as stitching with it! And of course I didn’t find the error until I was almost entirely through the frame AND the error was close to the beginning. 😮 So, stay tuned for an update on that next week.

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4 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Tradewinds is so beautiful! I hadn’t thought of doing the back stitching as you go on the larger pieces, but I’m glad you brought that up. It will give me something to think about when I get back to English Cottage Sampler 😀 I’m sorry you had to rip out so much on your Cloudsfactory!

    • The 2nd 35 Years says:

      With the amount of backstitching on a TW you almost have to. Then when you are done, you are DONE!

  2. That mermaid looks really awesome, and it’ll be even better when backstitched 🙂 I generally do a ‘one length of backstitching, one length of cross stitching’ when I have backstitching to do 🙂

    • The 2nd 35 Years says:

      Great approach! I thought it was all one color of backstitching, or I might have done some along the way. Oh well!

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