Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Second Finish in Time for Valentine's Day!

I'm so proud of myself! I'm not usually one to stitch really fast, I think I've said that before a time or two, but I now have my second finish of the year. I got both of the Valentine's presents done!

As you know the first one was for my daughter to give to her boyfriend. I saved "First Bass" for my wonderful husband. He's trying to figure out where to hang his new present now. I think it may end up being hung by the picture of his mom, who taught him how to play music at a very young age.

He's not the mushy type and I revel in the fact that he shows me he loves me every day of the year. So I don't want or need him to spend money on something that is just a thing. I'd prefer for him to make me dinner, as he usually does, and tell me he loves me. I am just waiting for dinner now. Mmmmmm smells good!

I also have been working on my HAED, QS Fire Moon. One thing I love about my camera is it takes really good pictures, that are also very very large. So when I'm editing them to make it so they can be uploaded, I first have them show the actual size. Well since this is such a small stitch size, and the threads are really dark, it's hard to tell if I've missed a leg on one of my stitches. Tonight when I blew this one up to actual size, I could see that I missed the finishing cross on one of the stitches on the second to last row. So when I go back to it, I have to complete that one cross. LOL

I am getting the hang of parking my threads. It's not as hard as I thought it would be. And I am not ending the thread at this point either. I am leaving threads hanging on the right side because that color might be close on the next page so I will already have that color started when I get to it. I'll see how it works once I actually get a page done. Notice I said WHEN, I'm not going to slack off and not finish this. It's a challenge, but fun!

Not sure what I'm going to work on tonight, or if I'm going to work on something tonight. Maybe I'll let my random number generator choose for me. So until next time, Happy Valentine's Day! And Happy Stitching!!!

1 comment:

SoCal Debbie said...

Great job on your First Bass and Treble Clef finishes! Thank goodness your camera helped you see the missed stitch. I hate it when I miss crossing a stitch too. I am trying the parking stitches method for the first time, too.