Thursday, November 1, 2012
I Should Have Thought of This Sooner
It was easy to stop stitching and come back to where I was. As I stitched, I could see patterns that I missed before. But the intricacies of the design caught me a couple times and I wound up ripped out a couple of small rows.
The original pattern is about 5 x 7. You can see there are a lot of color changes within a small area. I hit, early on, the idea of enlarging the design. I"m working off an 8 x 10 piece of paper now. The individual icons for each color are much more visible. But I'm still getting confused as to where, on the design, I am. Then I had a light bulb moment.
I've been cross-stitching for decades now and this just popped into my consciousness. There are dozens of designs I've wanted to try but the chart is small and quite complicated. With this method, I should be able to attempt those designs.
A lot was finished last night. I'm still not sure if I can complete this in time to get it framed and shipped for Christmas but I am very encouraged.
Beverage: Dr Pepper