Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Magic Begins

This was another New Year Start for a SAL on the TW Yuku board. "Legends of Dragons" a collaboration by Dragon Dreams, TWDesignworks, and Black Swan. The SAL is a tribute since all three are no longer designing.

Progress as of 11 hours:

Originally I wanted to stitch the hardest parts first. The plan was: border->wisdom->majesty->magic. However it was taking me a bit too long to figure out where to start the border. I have "issues" starting. If I try to start somewhere other than the middle, my margins always, always end up wonky. So I just gave up and started in the middle.

I usually save all the backstitching for end because I like to see the effect it has on the picture. However this has Teresa's work, and I know better than to leave the backstitching for the end. (A lesson learnt when I was stitching Dragon Rider.) So I'm going to finish each dragon including backstitch before I go on.

The new plan is: magic->border->wisdom->majesty->over 1 text. So it'll be in 5 parts, with one part a month.

I am leaning towards just picking a gold/yellow overdye for the border instead of the multiple floss changes that all Teresa's borders seem to be. Don't get me wrong, I adore her work, but sometimes it just drives me crazy having to change needles every 5 seconds!


Angela said...

Looks like it will be wonderful! I hate too many color changes too :)

Meari said...

You did a lot in 11 hours. It looks nice.

Michelle said...

A great start - I can't wait to see more of it! I also hate too many colour changes (and blends) - the overdye is a very clever idea!

Pumpkin said...

Smart girl ;o) This is a gorgeous piece but I'll never stitch it because of TW. Too finicky for me. LOL!

Terri said...

Looks fantastic. I love it.