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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 498704 views.
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Aug-30

Dee, the crazy quilters in groups I've been in LIKE the uneven stitches because it shows that they were made by hand rather than machines.  We expected (and respected) imperfections because we liked the people who created them and knew they would improve with practice.

Cut yourself some slack, woman.  LOL!

Cris in MT

 

Oh I know.  It's just difficult when you are sitting stitching with it almost up to your nose and with magnifying glasses just to see the needle - difficult to obsess over even a thread or two difference in spacing.  I keep telling myself this will be hung on a wall where the you won't even be able to get your nose up close  because there is a table underneath.  I am leaving somethings that aren't perfect, here and there.  But these were more where I hadn't pulled the stitch tight enough, then too tight but then it was literally a knot.  I started out just wanted to adjust a bit but made it worse.  Taking out one stitch became cutting out the entire thing and starting over.  Some of the stitches are VERY difficult to back up or take out one or two.  It doesn't look like a knot when you are stitching but then you need to back up one stitch all of a sudden it becomes 5 stitches and then oh rats, just start over.  Fortunately the longest section was only 4 inches, so not much time investment, even when redoing.  My favorite stitch was actually the simplest - I think it was called herringbone.  It looks really cool in the thread I chose that approximates gold.  

but then there was this one that you can't hardly even see - I chose it because I had thought would be easy because it's kind of an open chain stitch.  It's callled a double chain stitch.  Gah, I could not even figure out which end of the loop to pull which direction - I felt like I was paper piecing backwards - my brain just could get wrap around what I was supposed to be doing.  ah well, it's done and over.  At some point I need to do one of Mary Corbets sampler to practice the stitches on something that doesn't matter.

Mishii

From: Mishii

Aug-30

I’m going to rearrange my sewing room. I’m feeling claustrophobic and there is just stuff everywhere. I can’t deal.  So that’s what I’ll be working on tonight. 

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Aug-30

Boy, I hear ya on that.  I have a fairly high tolerance for clutter but even with that, at SOME POINT, the visual clutter just becomes too much to put up with.   When I did that, not too long ago, it felt very good to have some control again.  

Now, the challenge is to remember where I put stuff. :-)

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Aug-30

Dear Mishii, do not rearrange.

Purge.

Make your sewing room actually vomit stuff.  volcano  (Sorry, this erupting volcano was the closest emoji icon available.)

I suggest a minimum of two overflowing black trash bags.

Then you will feel much better. 

MelRN

From: MelRN

Aug-30

I don't know about you, but I often find things I want to work on now!

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Aug-31

and the end of today's progress on Forget Me Not.  There will be 2 more dark turquoise triangles at the lower edges.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Aug-31

Very pretty!  I'd never attempt that in a million years but I admire your work very much.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

Aug-31

Sharon Boggon in Australia does a weekly stitch "challenge" (TAST, which I believe is Take a Stitch Tuesday) you might want to check out, too.  She demonstrates more embroidery stitches than almost anyone would need to know.  LOL!  There may be a way to search alphabetically for a specific stitch, but I don't really have time to look for it this morning (haircut appointment).

https://pintangle.com/

Hope you don't get TOO distracted.

Cris in MT


 

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