Monday, July 9, 2012
If Only I Could Use One of Those Leaves as a Fan
I've been plodding away at Palm. It came back from a UFO RR looking like this:
And once I got all the cross stitches and half stitches finished it look like this. I was being incredibly lazy, hence the atrocious photo.
I almost ran into trouble with one of the greens in that upper border. I stitched the whole thing, looked with relief at the single strand I had leftover and realized that I'd done the stitching in the wrong direction! And it sas half crosses in an area of more half crosses so it would've been really obvious. So I had to carefully frog and reuse the thread. And since this is an older kit some of the threads aren't the hardiest things around. I'm not sure how to describe it, but they sort of untwist and stretch and then pull apart. I was absolutely terrified that I would run out. Luckily it all worked out, but you can bet I was extra paranoid about direction for the next few hours!