Wednesday, February 22, 2012
wow - What a lot of stuff on the worktable
I am still stitching. I should probably just bite the bullet, put my head and my foot pedal down and get these done. But I do have such a lot of other options to play with. I've been beading, gathering things for an altered book, sketching some design possibilities, collecting 'useless' thread ideas and vbsigh, mending.
I am looking forward to opening up some of these patterned stitches and letting them break loose from their parameters but that'll be for next Wednesday.
I was experiencing some piling up of stitches sometimes. Nina wasn't talking but I suspect that I should be using this foot which has a better groove for those stitches. I've just been using the regular foot.
Stitch number 659 is not accurate. The filled diamonds in the large diamond are not aligned. There is a balance function that corrects this but I'm not taking the time to do that.
I am also taking note that some patterns would be wonderful with thicker thread and/or bobbin work!
I am also noticing that not all black markers are created equal. LOL Actually the thicker nib works better than the fine one on the fabric.
I did get a fair bit done and that was due to the piles of snow that are covering everything. My errand has been postponed and I'm quite happy to stay home and sew, sew, SEW!
The bonus to all this is that my quality control is improving. I'm starting to pay attention to spacing and the beginning and endings. And improvement is not something to be shunned, even with an overflowing worktable! Wonderful Wednesday!!!