In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A little bit of bling

Once in awhile, I am seduced by the bling.

The picture doesn't show it as glittery as it is, but take my word for it. We have glitter. And working on this is a lot like eating potato chips. One chip won't do, one day of stitching won't do.

The good thing is that each motif section is so small, you don't get tired of stitching it before you're ready for another section.  I had forgotten how fast a few stitches can cover a large area in canvas--it's been over a year since I really did much canvas work--but when you compare 18 mesh canvas to 40 count linen--well, duh, of course it's going to move much faster.

Speaking of 40 count linen, I was also planning to stitch a strand of silk every day on The Huswif. I found last night that I can't see the 40 count in artificial light. The Dazor, which has been stashed away since the cyborg eyes came to live in my head, may have to come back out.  Or I work only on that piece on the week-ends, when I can usually depend on early morning light. I had to reverse stitch a couple of things last night in white silk on an off-white background, and that was a compelling reason to determine that daylight is best.