We have a Guild Project going and ~remember~ I proclaim Guild Projects and Class Projects exempt from my resolve to not start anything new ..... I can justify most anything stitch related....
We have been challenged with designing a scissors block. One member's spouse lovingly made the blocks and it is up to us to finish. No limits: paint, stain, mod-podge, bead, cover. I decided to use perforated paper. Other than a Mill Hill kit a lifetime ago, I have not worked with perforated paper. I was glad I was astute enough to do a little internet research first. First tip/best tip - cut your paper larger/much larger and mount on stretcher bars to stitch. Great tip!
But then there is the stitching. I picked several motifs and have been stitching and outlining and frogging to get just the right look and the right color combinations. I can't decide if I wish to use a different motif on each side or to use the scissors motif in different colors on each side. In my mind this comes together beautifully. In reality, we shall see and there is a 50/50 chance it will be a hot mess and I will never take my piece to the meeting. Finished projects are due the second Saturday of February but since I will be going away for 8 days and I don't think perforated paper is the medium of choice to travel with, I need to get moving on this.
Trying to decide if I should outline with one or two threads. I also have a selection of mystery fabric pulled and may toss the paper aside to use the linen. Whichever way I go, I'd better get moving.
The scissor's point and bottom half of the scissors are back stitched in one strand, the top
finger hole (there must be a proper name for that part of the scissors) is backstitched
in two strands. I think I will go with one strand. No need to worry about any fellow guild
members seeing and copying my idea. Their finishes will be exquisite and
mind-blowingly creative, flawless and stitched on 40 count!