Some new soul searching....after all these years of stitching:
What makes a faster stitcher???
Can you tell me, those of you who seem to be able to get through several things at one time rather quickly. Do you care if each stitch is perfect?
What are your stitching techniques?
Do you use frames or Q-snaps, or stitch in-hand?
Do you "sew" your stitches, or cross all the "x's" as you go?
Do you have a special way of visualizing or starting your charts...or breaking down your pattern that makes it work up easier and faster?
What can you share with us any of your scheduling or other special tips that would help us move along our stitching more quickly and/or more effectively?
I'm wondering if I could take a poll from the following, and if you can answer on my blog by posting below with your answers? Or maybe just in comments.... Would the following please let us know the answers to the above questions: Just those in the good ol' USA to start with...(I hope to poll our Euro friends next.)
1) Becky SC
2) Carol Sutcliffe
3) Vonna Pfeiffer
So, I'm wishing I could go faster with this because I have so many ideas clicking around in a file and in my head! Here's another picture, which I'm not sure is better. If any of you have any ideas or pictures you'd like to contribute to the Sampler, please feel free to email me with them for consideration. It would be fun to have this be a group design, too!! I'm happy to share my findings with you, if anyone's interested.
Once the roses and laurel pattern get to the end, I start with the lacey backstitching that makes it look like a real piece of lace. I'm guessing this will take me another two weeks at this rate!! UGH! Thankfully, I still love my fabric color and the winter white floss. I'm saving my silks for the other parts. I've discovered this is actually 36 ct. linen. But, I'm still using 2 strands on the pattern to make the lace raised and dense in the longrun.
Ginny of "Twinkle Pink" blog...see my side bar for her addy link, somehow led me through a labyrinth where I saw on one blog, a darling example of paper, ribbon and beads and pearls creating handmade paper dresses. Fancy dresses that were hung on tiny black clothes hangers. They are just darling! I have to re-find the sites for you! I thought to myself, I have to make some of these, and we must get a group up to do these exquisite little things! The first ones I saw were of ballgowns for a pretend fancy dress ball. They were just phenomenal!I found these to the left tonight on My Cherry Heart blog as another example. Each type of dress types appear larger than paperdoll dresses and can be made of anything, really. They could even be made of perforated paper and embellished. What a perfectly gorgeous exchange or journaling RR it would make! I just don't know how to start these Exchanges or RR things, but I would love to make one and then see if anybody would want to join me in a group. What I mean by a journaling RR is that they could be done for each other and be kept safely in an artist's sketch journal book, so at the end, they would be fresh for framing or whatever we'd like done with them.
I'm full of ideas tonight!! Somebody email me, I must be very lonely and in need of some chats!
Hugs to all...and thank you for taking time to talk to me....:)