Monday, August 26, 2002

My partner has been for a visit this week and because he needs to gain access to the computer to check his email and the like it gives me time to stitch where I would otherwise be looking at the screen. I have managed to complete a section of the neckline on the Angel of Love gown. This in turn has allowed me to start working on the other wing. If I carry on like this I anticipate that I will have both wings complete by the end of next week. Of course, then it will start to look as if I am getting somewhere with this one even if I am only doing small amounts each time.

This does, however lead into the debate of how to define complete for beading. Do I bead a section after it's stitching is complete or I wait until all the cross stitch is complete and do all the beading together?

Decisions. Decisions.

Friday, August 16, 2002

I am going to a beer launch tonight straight from work. I usually find that when I am at these events I get a good chance to do some stitching because people want to speak with the brewers and I am just there as moral support for the brewery. With a bit of luck I'll get a free drink too.

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

I spent a bit of time today on Angel of Love. The error has been unpicked and a few more threads worked in. I have very mixed feelings about this piece. In one respect I really like the challenge of doing such a complicated piece but on the other hand I am frequently only working three or four stitches in one colour before I have to change thread, not to mention that there are whole sections that will be finished off in bead work, that I'm currently stitching around.

It will be beautiful when it is finished.

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Angel of Love is coming along quite nicely though I am going to have to undo some stitched because I have misaligned them by one threads. It's only four or five stitches so it's not too much hassle. I hope that I will be able to get a photo to keep a record of how fast (or slowly) I am working on this one.

I have had a disaster. Some of the unused wools for the tapestry cushion have gone missing. For some colours this is not a problem as the areas are separated, so slight colour variation won't show. However, the ground colour is the main one to go missing and as a result there may be a lot of unpicking and restitching. I'm going to have to have a serious sort through the stash box to see if I can find the wools before I do that though.

I'm spending time at work stitching now and it's amazing how much you can do in an hour if you get some peace and quiet. Of course, when people get used to coming into your office at certain times and find you are stitching you suddenly find that they start to give you the peace and quiet anyway, they just start asking you about the stitching when you are trying to get on with work, which is much nicer.