So I’m very sorry to report a pitiful amount of progress AGAIN this time.
Here’s where I was last time..
And here is where I am now.
I’ve been working (if you can call it that!) on the stars and plus sign. They still haven’t been finished.
They are looking a lot fuller, but still a while away from being complete. On I plod.
I do have some interesting things to show you however!
It’s my stand!
This is the stand that I mentioned I received for my birthday. Doesn’t it look complicated! The lamp was also a present from Himself after he was bought one for his birthday and I made lots of oohs and ahs and mutterings about borrowing it. I’m not sure it’ll stay on there though. It’s very bright, sunglasses bright. I may need to give it a bit of a distance before I cause my eyes some damage. It will be brilliant for photographing in the winter however.
I’ve already found that the stand makes it heaps easier for taking pictures. Apart from, of course, when a kitten wants to get in on the action.
He’s taken quite a liking to it and we’ve had tiring battles over whether he’ll settle down or not. Mostly not.
Many of you will know that I’ve been thinking of getting a stand for a long while. My old frame was so cumbersome. I’m sorry to say it hasn’t all been plain sailing with this one either. It’s taking some time to get used to it. My old frame was too big to fit on the stand so I bought a slightly smaller one. No bad thing. When I started Big G I got the biggest I could find. Now I’m concentrating on small bits less unwieldy is better.
I thought I’d take a picture of the whole work while it was off the frame just so you could see sizing. The bottom bit of stitching is the middle, so you can see how big she’ll be eventually.
Anyway, it’s not all as easy as I thought it would be. I need some more practice. It’ll be brilliant when I’m working on huge areas of background, but while it’s all confetti stitches it’s taking a long time to bind off, cut, then start a new section somewhere else. I’m having to do some weird matrix style moves currently. Maybe I’m missing something? Anyway, any handy tips would be gratefully received!
But enough about me! Go have a look at the other projects on the go. We all have different projects and different speeds which keeps it wonderfully varied and exciting. Go on, you know you want to.
We post every 3 months, so I’ll see you on 16th July where, hopefully, I’ll have finished my star!
Much love xx