Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I finally got a start on my square

I finally just sat down and got started on my square. I am using a modified "Peace an Plenty." It had so many things that I like including, houses, trees, and a fall reference with the apples. I think that I have "tacked" out the squares and have been calling it "griding." Let me ask this "griding" when actual cross stitch's enclose the square and not a removable thread? I am just asking so that I can call things by there right name. But, I have just tacked out the squares so that each stitcher can add their own border to their individual needle worked square. I think that the stitched frame/border is so often an integral part of the finished piece that I did not want to inhibit the creative flow of the needle.... :)
Sorry about the wonky way it looks. I was running around like a crazy person this morning and when I took the picture I thought it was straight. I did change the colours of the houses. In fact I changed them twice. I tried the cream that was recommended and that was just too lite on the fabric, then I tried a light blue and that was not right. So after trying and then picking these two tries out I chose and went with this darker blue.

Take care,


Anonymous said...


Your RR piece is coming along quickly. Mine is still in my mind-not a good sign! As for your border........I'm thinking that you may want one common border running throughout your piece to kind of tie it together. KWIM?

Now, here is my thought for today......did you all see the collage game that Diane Williams put together for her yahoo group? I really liked it and am thinking that I might put "Two White Houses" in the center of my piece and then have y'all stitch LHN motifs for autumn around it. Would this be acceptable?

DaisyGirl said...

I'm guessing if that's what you want, then it's ok. Edgar, I just used a simple cross stitch to enclose everyone's square, I plan to add a border around the squares once everyone is finished with the linen.
BTW, I stink at games, I kinda looked, but didn't really know what I was looking for.