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, November 9, 2021

A Tudor Tuesday

 Today I decided it was time to hitch up the Granny panties and get on with my Tudor class project.

I had to cut out the motif that goes into the first square. This was nerve-wracking. This was very nerve-wracking--I didn't want to cut into the stitching, but I still needed to get as close to it as possible. I didn't break out into a cold sweat in the process, but it was close. I had to take a break after I did it.

The velvet is very slippery, so once I had the placement where I wanted it, I stuck pins straight down in strategic spots to hold it. Yes, it's upside down. I was stitching it down that way because my arms aren't as long as the slate frame.

And now it's basted in place. Apparently I took the photo cock-eyed, since it looks straighter in person.

I need to rewatch the video with the directions for the rest of this, but I think I've strained my brain and fingers enough on this for today. I believe I will go back to Carmen's Etui if I do any more stitching today.

Tudor embroidery is exhausting!