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Stitching chaos

I have only been working with the black thread since starting Mother Gothel so while hubby was watching football today I decided I would pull the colors I needed for her. Then I brought them upstairs, put them down on my stitching chair, went to the kitchen to wash my hands and moments later I heard hubby ask the beagle what she had. Yup, she some of my threads.

Thankfully I was able to salvage most of the skein she pulled off the stitchbow. The stitchbow was trashed but lucky me, I still have a few without threads on them.

After dinner I started to stitch on Mother Gothel but spent more time frogging than actually stitching.

I discovered that I could fix the issue without having to start over.

Tomorrow is a new day and I have lots of stitching to make up. Today was the first time I’ve put needle to fabric in three days.

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Mother Gothel

I am lucky in the fact that both my best friends happen to be stitchers, one living in the same city as me and the other a few hours away. With that said however, I recently joined a couple of cross stitch groups on Facebook.  I like the larger community, for the most part, of the fellow stitchers, seeing what others are stitching and how they finish their projects, plus learning new techniques.

On one of the groups, the owner started a free Disney SAL to the first 1000 people. You can still join for a small fee. Each month she is releasing a pattern with the artist’s permission that she has converted into a cross stitch pattern.  There will be a total of 21 patterns for the group.  Plus she has been working on others that fit into the SAL, 21 additional characters that you can purchase and a portion is given to the artist.

One of the additional characters is Mother Gothel from Tangled.  Rapunzel will be one of the original 21 characters but hasn’t been released yet.  I  fell for Mother Gothel and bought her right away.  I recently started her.  My plan is to stitch them both on the same piece of fabric together.  I also plan on stitching Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid together.  These are going to take me forever because I am a very slow stitcher, but I am determined.

One of the things I have learned on these groups is the tent stitch method technique.  Instead of using two strands of floss and making a full stitch, this method uses four strands of floss making only the half stitch giving you similar coverage.  It is a way of stitching that many use for full coverage pieces like this and from designers like HAED.   So far I have made decent progress.  It seems to go just a little quicker stitching this way.

(The progress picture below is after being able to participate in the IHSW this past weekend)

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Promise Me

I recently finished stitching a gift for my youngest niece.  Every now and again I will post a finish to my my Facebook and she will comment that she wants me to stitch her something.  She even recalls that my sister, her mother, use to stitch but she has nothing of hers.  I vaguely recall my sister mentioning that she was stitching years after she moved back to Texas after having lived on the east coast with me for a brief time.

Anyway, I decided to stitch my niece Promise Me designed by Lizzie*Kate after she had mentioned how much she was looking forward to seeing the latest Winnie the Pooh movie.  Granted the design doesn’t have a Poohbear but it is a quote from Winnie the Pooh.  I need to get it framed so that I can send it to her.  I hope she likes it as much as I enjoyed stitching it for her.

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