Sunday, June 12, 2016

Counting 1.01

Wanted to get a super quick post out here before I tackle house and yard work......

Here is my progress on the Jeannette Douglas Bargello Pincushion.   It is going well....EZ PZ so I thought....after that initial base is stitched it should only be a matter of counting five threads and
following the pattern......well if I have trouble on a normal day counting to two, what made me think counting to five would be so EZ PZ?    Somewhere along the line I got off by one thread and I am not sure where......I made a couple of rows in compensation stitches and I may have resolved the counting issue without any visible flaw.   I am willing to try compensation before the last resort of frogging and starting over.  I think I got off when I was stitching this as my Guild Meeting.    I should know better to select only pieces that are fool proof when there are distractions.  As we say, it looks good from the top of the bridge!

On a good note for this piece, I am using two strands of WDW and am railroading the stitches.  I am pretty much happy with the coverage of the satiny looking stitches.


Lizzie Kate's Things Unseen Mystery Sampler
And a finish........why I worked up to 80 to 85% percent of completion and then shoved buried put this aside I don't know.   I can now move this to the completed column!  This was stitched pretty much as charted save those counting issues I seem to have.   I did use 'bee' buttons instead of stitching 'bees'.   There were some other buttons that came with the kit and the pattern had the option to stitch the area or use the buttons.   I decided to stitch the motifs and save the buttons for a finishing project down the road.













Tell tale signs of where I stitched and then removed bees should
come out with a washing and pressing.






OK, time to tackle the house and laundry before heading out to vacuum the ICE COLD pool.   Seems Mr. Wonderful couldn't fit vacuuming the pool into his schedule during his first week of retirement.   Have a great day and great stitching week.

7 comments:

Justine said...

I love your sweet Lizzie Kate sampler!

Jennifer M. said...

Love your projects! I really love that LK piece.

moosecraft said...

Those bee buttons are so cute! Wonderful finish! "From the top of the bridge" I do not see where there are miscounts on your bargello! ;-)

Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your LK finish, Robin! I like the bee buttons instead of the stitched bees. Enjoy your week!

Rose Threadandpassion said...

Lovely sampler, and the bees buttons are really cute!

Anna van Schurman said...

That Lizzie*Kate is really pretty. I like the buttons.

Rose Threadandpassion said...

Well done... I really like it!