Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Time I Spend Stitching...

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by ShannyKhoo

I think this piece is very challenging for my eyes! It took me the whole day to do gridding. It didn't help at all with tiny holes, me wearing glasses, the use of magnifaying lens and to top it off, the "soft" lighting we have at our place. Like EeKoon used to say, great for the eyes but shitty for pictures (and gridding)!

Hubs was like, "why are you pooking and looking at the cloth like there's a microscopic stain there?" I swear, this is the last time I'm ever going to grid (or attempt to) a 28 count Jobelan again!! Although the stitching part gets easier as I started to stitch from the top.

I didn't realise before that overdye floss is so pretty when stitched! Since its the first time I'm using them (and also the matelics), I did try to closely match the next colour when I ran out of the last one. And let me tell you, Dinky Dye has the softest floss ever! But since its made out of silk, it tends to rip easily as well.

I think I'm hooked on the beauty that the overdye floss add to the whole piece! Please click on the picture to look at some of the stitches. :)


Barbara said...

That sampler has a cute saying. I like the colour of the jobelan. You're such a meticulous sticher with gridding and all. I dive into mine, no patience to grid, no way!

ShannyK-L said...

Thanks Barbara!

Meticulous ar? no lar! This is what or why my mum call me a "very particular" person... A kind of fanatic on almost everything but nothing at once!

Barbara said...

Hi Shanny,

How have you been? No updates on your blog lately. Missing all that stitching that you're working on.

Hope all is fine and to hear from you soon!

CraftyPretender said...

It's cute. It's TINY!!! Are you gonna attempt a big piece over one?