30 September 2007

Stunning Irises

I thought I would post a pic of the WIP I took to CATS. I think I posted a pic of it before, but I thought this was a much better time to post because I actually did something now.

This is Stunning Irises, by Sheila Hudson, from the March 2006 issue of UK Cross Stitcher. I saw a photo of it done on black, and I think it makes the colors pop so much better than they did on the white the model was done on. I think they are such "hot" colors, it works better. I worked on it the first day of CATS, a little yesterday and then for a while today. I didn't get a lot of stitching done, because I had a nail appointment at 1 this afternoon, so that lost me 2 1/2 hours of stitching time, an hour for the fill, and then the travel time. Then I fell asleep and took a nap, I didn't get a lot of sleep this weekend, and then was out late last night.

I have it on the new scroll frame Mom bought me. It was made by Images Stitchery and is a thousand times better than what I had before. It's so easy to end threds on this thing. I am still trying to find a comfortable position to stitch on, but it's really nice to work with. The angle that the stitching sits on is wonderful for working with black, because yo can see through the holes, which is so important on black.

And of course, Chancey is in the photo. She looks darling as always! Someone on the other board had to post that they could see cat hair on this. OF COURSE there is going to be cat hair. I have 3 dogs and 3 cats. It comes off.


Pumpkin said...

Those flowers on black look spectacular! They do pop. I love using black material.

I have a stand and those scroll bars but I rarely use them :o( I don't find they keep my project tight enough for my liking.

Rachel S said...

This one took a little figuring out to get it tight. I was about to throw the thing til my mother suggested I read the directions. But I like it MUCH better than my EZ stitch, it holds pretty tight, and it can use the EZ stitch rods for different sizes.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls