Brightneedle Designs: Ezmeralda's House
I was pushing myself to finish Ezmeralda's House as I did much more than I originally planned but my interest in continuing with it dropped off. I pretty much wasted a week of (non) stitching trying to push myself to finish, pushing myself to only work on Ez until done.
|Brightneedle Designs Ezmeralda's House|
Maybe I will finish Ez the next time I pick it up, whenever that may be.
HAED Storykeep: Spangler's Autumn
In the meantime, taking advantage of my sudden love of working on canvas which I really used to hate, I started a test Heaven and Earth Designs' pattern on congress cloth.I originally took out my Spangler Train of Dreams, a pattern I love as I love all of Spangler's little dragons. I didn't get much progress, made a major mistake whose situation I worsened by trying to pick it out. It was the too loosely woven 22 count hardanger which was causing that most recent problem. That was also one of reasons for so little progress over so many years. I cut apart the Train cloth. So much for that for now.
I still loved the pattern. I loved all the HAED's I have but there is no way they were going to be done on the cloth I thought I was going to use. I needed something stiffer. With encouragement from posters at the Heaven and Earth Designs Message Board at Yuku, I decided to try out a smaller HAED on a canvas. In this case a 24 ct congress cloth I dug out of my deep stash.
|HAED Spangler Storykeep Autumn|
Congress cloth comes in a small selection of colors, some of them dark so I won't be limited to stark white. It also comes in a 55 inch wide selvage so I won't be limited to small projects. I can order congress cloth just like I did cloth.
My short attention span may be ready to wander again now that I know the 'test' worked. I am looking across the room to a Martina Weber stacked against the bookcase. It has been too long since I have had a really deep immersion stitching session.