The week is over, and I haven’t made a whole lot of progress on my miniature embroidery project, but I did make some, and that’s what counts. The whole purpose of my “15 Minutes of Stitching Philosophy” is to assure that, even if progress is slow, it’s at least progress.
This is where things are getting tricky! As I mentioned before, I made a counting error on the project, and it’s right between the organ and the figure on the organ’s left. The figure is 3 stitches too far to the left, and the difficulty arises where the two figures (organ and lady) are supposed to meet in the pattern. Now, I didn’t want to mess up the rest of the pattern by shifting anything in the placement of the organ, but I do need to make the organ and the lady on the left meet up comfortably.
So I’ve begun to stitch in everything that’s actually written on the pattern for this part of the organ. My plan is to stitch the organ as it is laid out on the pattern, and then, once that’s done, to go back and extend the organ in the area between it and the lady. Once the design (as written) is on the silk gauze, I’ll be able to see better how to make adjustments and keep the pattern flowing.
So that’s my plan. It does slow things down when you have to fiddle through a mistake like this, but I have to admit, it’s kind of FUN. To get it right after messing it up is more of a challenge than just stitching the pattern straight up, right?!
Well, it’s early morning in Kansas (5:15 on Saturday), and it promises to be a thunderstormy, weird-weather day. My plan, after those mundane-household-pursuits-that-nobody-wants-to-hear-mentioned, is to make some headway on the Wool Pomegranate project. Incidentally, Hannah over on enbrouderie, in what I first thought was some sort of Morbid Joke, pointed out that there are 108 leaves on that project.
Then I counted.
She was right.
In addition to the Abundantly Leafy Pomegranate project, I’m working on a couple Embroidery + Craft projects that I hope to show you early next week. And I’m also exploring some differences between stitches depending on thread choice. It promises to be an indoor-weather-busy-weekend, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I plan to!