Thursday, January 25, 2007

SBQ & other things

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Today's SBQ was suggested by Danielle and is:

What company produces your favorite hand-dyed fabric? Are there any companies whose hand-dyed fabric you do not like? If so, why?

The permalink to this post is Renée's Blog >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
"Stitched with Love and Cat Hair"

My Answer: I don't usually used hand-dyed fabrics. I do look forward to reading posts from stitchers who do!!

I enjoyed reading Katrina's blog AND Chelle's Blog posts re. goals & organization in their stitching. Which sparked other bloggers comments & posts. I love it when bloggers chime in & share their thoughts+ideas.

Leah asked about the finishing of my project [previous post]. The outside edge is the usual, make back stitches all the way around [front & back linen pieces] and whip stitch them together. For the other ... looks like quilting: It is a simple running stitch made around the design. I use a sharp needle and stitch from the front straight thru the back and tighten. If you hold the project on edge - you can easily manage the stitches. The secret, of course is keeping the stitches even. I've done this a few times.

I'm stitching this freebie with DMC floss on 32-count linen. Pattern can be found here

5 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, nice job on the freebie :-)

Vonna said...

I love that freebie! I'm stitching another freebie from the WB site....
:)

Cheryl said...

Hi! Been following your blog recently! Looking forward to seeing your work on herb garden. Love the freebie!

Annemarie said...

Wonderful stitching on the freebie. I hardly ever use overdyed/hand dyed floss either. Just plain old DMC.

Katrina said...

Love the freebie, it's too cute. I agree, I really enjoy reading blogs and getting all that feedback, it's so fun!

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