Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Crazy Challenge, Weekend 4

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This is my oh-so-impressive weeekend's worth of stitching on The Darling of the World. Since I've had so much trouble with counting and I only have like an inch of allowance on the sides, I did not want to risk starting somewhere other than the middle. However, the instructions are extensive and want you to start in the corner...at least with stitches other than the cross stitches. So I started stitching the cross stitches closest to the center, and planned to work my way out to the corners. The white blob is there because I had this grand plan to stitch the dove so I wouldn't have to count as far out to the corner...but then I ran out of daylight.

What dove? Here, let's have a visual aid:
HOLY COW that is a LOT of FIBERS for one little ol' ornament!! And I still need to order a couple more. And this would be why I haven't started this before now...I've been slowly collecting the fibers. But the colors are gorgeous.

Not much to see here...at least not on my fabric!


Delusional Knitter said...

OMG yeah that is a lot of fibers!

Karoline said...

It's a typical Lauren design in other words!

Can't offer any advice on the borders on Random Thoughts, but I've just realised it's 10 years since I stitched mine! So any problems I may have had are lost in the mists of time.

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

What Delusional Knitter said...

TeresaB said...

Hey at least it's progress. What other fibers do you need?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Karoline, definitely a typical 'Lauren' design, that's for sure - it took me forever to get all the silks for FMNIS' Golden Garden Sweet Bag! Can't wait to see it stitched up, this is one ornie I've never seen stitched before (perhaps the loooong list of threads is the reason!) :D

Dani - tkdchick said...

Holy cow that's a lot of specialty fibers for one wee thing! Crazy! But they sure are pretty blobs!

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