Friday, January 14, 2011

Good Evening

In a previous post, I mentioned finding embroidery my mom had begun, but left unfinished. This is one of the pieces. She'd be 99 now, and of course, in her day, a young girl learned to ply her needle. I remember her stitches being perfect. I've tried, but never believed I've achieved her level of expertise. Last night, I took this out and began to work on it. I know she started on it in her later years, and instead of using 3 strands, she used 6. Therefore, there's not enough of the lightest pink. I considered for a nano second, removing these stitches so I can have enough of this color, but I simply can't take out her work. I'll find a match somewhere.
BTW, have you ever done long and short stitch? I have not, and the chart is a chore to read. Not sure if this is going to be too frustrating or not. That may be why she didn't finish it. If you have any tips for handling the chart, I'd appreciate your input.

Have you seen this stand? It's almost infinitely adjustable. Can be used on the floor or on a table. Makes it easy to work with both my hands, easing some of the stiffness I get in my right thumb. It was a Christmas gift from my DH. I'm grateful that he think my tools are as important as his are. I think it was about $29. on Amazon.

That's enough for tonight, Join me tomorrow for Satistfied Saturday!!!


Cynthia L. said...

Can you believe I got one of these at a garage sale for $2.00? I have not used it, but I am glad I have it. My German grandmother did a lot of needlepoint. I have the pillowcase that she was last working on. It is only about half finished. I think I may put it in a hoop and place it on the stand and use it as decoration. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

Hey Cynthia,
I'm not sure what you think I got for $2 at a garage sale!! i went over the post and don't see it, unless it's in another post.
If you are referring to the hoopstand, it was $29 at Amazon. I think the company is Edmunds. I see ones I don't like as well at Michaels, just yesterday, in fact, for $69. I really love this one. If you are interested, I could find and send you the link.

BTW, won't be going up to see the wee one, she has a cold. Bummer