Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Plodding along -slowly Carousel Horse(TW)


Hi there. Well here's how I'm doing. Very slowly at the moment I'm afraid. I went along and did quite a lot of the purple/blue border and then discovered I had counted it one thread out. So enter the frogs. I was really disheartened at this point. Anyway I've taken it out and re-done a section of it. I've also started on the blending filament on the corner fans again. After me first attempt at them getting in a mess I was unsure whether to bother putting it on but I've had another go and this time I've used shorter threads and have not got in such a muddle. Must admit the weather has been rather good just lately and have been enjoying myself watching the European Volley Ball competition being held on the sea front and also the finish of a stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race- makes me feel super fit!!! Please note only FEEL fit. Still now it'll be back to the Land of Stitch and hope I can make better headway with my horse. All you out there with your posts are really doing well you should all be proud. Happy stitching to you all.

13 comments:

Sea said...

Beautiful. I know I have a carousel horse kit around somewhere, think it might be this one, but it hasn't even been opened yet.

AFwife99 said...

Sorry to hear that progress has been slow, but that piece is beautiful. Stick with it and you will have an heirloom when you are finishe!

Jen said...

Oh dear the frogs. I hate it when that happens. Well done you for going on. I would have given it a rest for a while but that's how things become UFOs in the first place. I seem to have real frogs living in mt garage which is as dry as a bone.

CindyMae said...

So sorry the frogs have visited you but it is looking wonderful!!

Yoyo said...

Oh we do dislike those darned frogs. So glad you were able to move beyond them.

Do you know another little trick for working with blending filament???? Hold the spool in your non-dominant hand with your fist loosely wrapped around it. Pull a thread out between two fingers while holding the spool tight enough to create a good bit of tension. This will cause the filament to be slightly stretched and it will take a lot of the 'curl' out of it, making it easier to control while stitching. In addition to the shorter lengths this is a great plus for working with these types of fibers.

Hope to see more progress soon.

Carolyn NC said...

It's looking great!

Dancing With Pussycats said...

So glad you didn't put it back in the UFO pile but decided to plow on because it really is looking beautiful. Can't wait to see it in the finished column on the blog.

Lisa said...

It's looking fabulous, such a delicate design. With the blending filament you can always try Thread Heaven or go for the more conventional Beeswax, it just helps the thread slide through the fabric a little easier & causes less fraying too.

Shelleen said...

you are coming along beautifully. Now to just get rid of those frogs.

grannyanne said...

You have made fantastic progress even with the frogs. I just love those colours. I bet your framer will too when you have finished it which I hope will not be too far in the future. We are all looking forward to seeing it complete.

Mel said...

Nobody likes frogs... But this is coming along amazingly! If you look at your first post to now it's really incredible. Nice job!

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Marcy said...

What a beautiful pattern! I look forward to your progress on it.