I finished Cat by La D Da. I started it two days ago and finished today, using Sampler Threads as called for and 32 count cream Belfast linen. I originally started trying to make the cat look more like my cat, but there was no turning the stitched cat into a Siberian — not with my limited skills.
No, no copying this beauty!
I finished the series of 8 ornaments by Shepherd’s Bush too.
Each only took one day to stitch. I used 32 count lambswool linen and a few buttons and a charm that I had on hand.
I started gridding a piece of linen (40 count lambswool) for a large sampler and still haven’t finished it. I can’t really see the linen without magnification and am debating switching it to 36 count as called for in the pattern. That would mean I wasted a whole day gridding for nothing… 😦 Anyone want to buy some 40 count lambswool? I have LOTS of it.
I saw some videos of people showing how they grid and some showed the back of their work. It looked like a spaghetti mess! I have seen other ladies’ stitching in person and nothing ever looked like that. Maybe that is why I was a model stitcher before? My backs look like this:
I don’t think I am special. This is how I was taught. I nearly fainted at the spaghetti mess.
I removed a few items from my Etsy store post. The yarn, beads, and one finished piece are gone. 🙂