Saturday, 19 March 2016
welcome to my new followers too, I think that is part of the beauty of SALs that you get to visit some fantastic new blogs and make new friends. I've visited several new blogs since the start of the year and discovered some wonderful stitchers.
Right on to wipocalypse...stitch like its the end of the world! Hosted by Measi, you can find my 2016 list in the tabs above.
Progress, we have progress! I've worked on the winter swap, Plum Street's 12 days and the PIF's. I'm happy with that lot, although my list of projects that need finishing off/making up is getting longer. My sewing machine needs servicing so I've been putting off making up as its all hand sewing.
So progress...all in the photo below, I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to stitch on 7 in 7 days...I did it!
The biscornu bottom for the winter swap...I'm not overly happy with the fabric as its paler than I wanted but as its the bottom I'll deal with it and just get this biscorn finished. This project has dragged on far too long.
12 days by Plum Street Samplers...it was lovely stitching this, even if I've not done much to the third day. We've got a short break during the Easter hols so I need to decide what to take with me to do, I'm not sure whether stitching on 25ct over one lends itself to car stitching though.
I've done 4/5 PIF's now and working on the 5th. I showed you progress last week in GG, but we have more! I've sewn up the seaside sachet and put in another couple of rows on the camper van. I think the camper will be a travel project for Easter.
As always there is a question to go along with wipocalypse and this months is...
Do you use hoops, stretcher bars, lap stands or Q snap frames and why?
The short answer is yes! On large projects like my Anchor sampler, I use a frame very similar to a Q snap which has a built in lap stand. Small aida projects such as biscornu I don't tend to bother but all smaller projects done on evenweave or similar are done with a hoop as it helps me to tension better, even the ABC SAL which only measures 30x30 stitches done on 20ct belana, I use a 4" hoop. For comparison the stitch for Syria design is on aida and 31x31 and the stiffness of the fabric means I don't bother. I have a big floor stand too, but I don't use it that much anymore as its a pain to store.
Happy Easter to you all too. I'll be back on Friday with my Easter blog hop post.