Saturday, 20 October 2007

Subtle Differences

Only small changes this week even though I seem to have done a fair number of stitching hours compared to the previous couple of months.

I can't believe the difference between stitching on light & dark fabrics. Black is such a challenge that I've taken to wearing magnifying glasses & using stronger light because of the colour - anything that helps!

Nevertheless, Fred's still a cutie & a joy to sew.



Marita said...

He is looking good and will be a stunning finish.

I'm intersted in your comments about sewing on black because I have a big project I'm thinking of doing on black fabric.

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Oh Bliss...just look at Frederick...isn't he so cute! Your work is looking marvelous!

I hope you are a beautiful weekend filled with just fun things!

Anonymous said...

Aww, I love this design and he's looking so comfortable laying there inbetween all the books. One day I will get this one to stitch :o)

Do you always grid your work or is it because this one is on black?

Bliss said...

Thanks for the lovely compliments, girls. They are appreciated. Yes, I grid most of my work unless it's something really tiny. About 2 years ago, I went to a workshop in South Australia where the leaders of the group did it for many of their projects. I thought I'd try it. The result is that I have finished 6 reasonably sized projects in the last 18 months as opposed to 2 projects in the last 8 years. I find it's good to work on evenweave too.
I'll end up gridding the Celtic Autumn that you gave me too.

Mylene said...

Your progress is looking great!! Never tried stitching on black yet, i'll bet it's not easy.

Suzanne said...

Fred is looking really good.I agree with you. I am stitching an Amish quilt on black Aida, but I am finding it really hard to see the holes in the thread.