Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Here it is the end of April and I am sharing a picture of my March block. But that's OK. I'm a little behind, but I have been steadily stitching. Though this is only the 3rd block I have done, it has been easier going.
When I started stitching CQ, I worried that I would never learn which needle to use with which thread. But as with everything, with experience comes knowledge.
I also took time to make better templates. The first set I made following Kathy Shawl's instructions that were given to students in the Beginning CQ class. I also have Kathy's book. I used Kathy's templates again, but I bought a small punch and proper plastic. I can tell that after I am better acquainted with a larger variety of stitches, I will become more comfortable using the templates that I have accumulated from more experienced stitchers. Oh, and even though I have more floss than I care to admit, I already want to accumulate more for shiny applications.
Even though this project is supposed to use laces and ribbon embroidery, for now I'll be sticking to flosses and stitched motifs. There are some bugs up in the left corner crawling around on that poor tiger's coat. They got me looking for bugs to embroider. I can see there is so much on the stitching horizon for me.
I took the picture of the block while standing in front of the patio window in the living room. There is something about that window that draws the critters. Remember when I posted the frog that came to greet us? Well this little guy made himself comfortable and seemed to be watching to see what I was up to. Maybe I'm just a critter magnet!!
Have a really great day!