Thursday, June 07, 2007

SBQ, 6/6/07 - I love a challenge

What has been your most challenging project and why?

Hmmm. Butternut Road's "Once Upon a Time" took me the LONGEST....but I don't think it was especially challenging, just big!! The Celtic knotwork wedding gift is tedious at times, but again, not necessarily challenging. I think anything that forces me to try new stitches or techniques is challenging at the time, but once it is finished, I just add those new skills to my repertoire and move on. Over the years, I've been (unnecessarily!) intimidated by French knots, Algerian eyelets, satin stitches, rice I'm relatively comfortable when I see stuff like that in a pattern. But back to the question - my first project with a significant amount of over-one stitching, Solaria Gallery's freebie "Stitching the Standard," would probably qualify as the most challenging. I will never forget the nights I spent stitching her almond-toned skin over one on almond fabric. Yikes.

And here she is, just popping in to say "hello".....
"Stitching the Standard"
Solaria Gallery freebie
finished, September 2005

(Oh, and on the camera front.....the guys at the camera store said they'd have to send it in to the company to repair it, which would cost somewhere in the realm of $300....EEEK! There is one other shop we're going to try, and if they say the same, then DH said maybe we'll just replace my camera.....but I LOVE my camera..... *sigh*)


Kendra said...

I really like that piece! The over-one parts just really add a lot to it, and I like your choice in fabric color.

Sorry about your camera. :-( We're in the same boat with our daughter's portable DVD player - the screen recently went dark on it, and apparently it would be cheaper to replace it rather than fix it. Bummer.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Wow that is pretty though!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been following your blog through a feed lately. I really like "stitching the standard". The things that challenge me, that I usually stay away from are the stitches in The Victoria Sampler's designs, and the hardanger, and finishing techniques like biscornus and needle pockets. I do wish I could learn these, I have searched for classes in my city, but haven't found any yet. You can visit me @

tkdchick said...

Stitching the standard is lovely!