Another week, and a bit more progress. It is called Slow Stitching for a reason isn’t it! I have three of the four balls of yarn done and bit of the greenery on this one.
I thought the tomato was done, but realized that I needed some French Knots to complete the berries.
While working on the French Knots, I was reminded of several friends who used to claim that they couldn’t make those work. So, if you are among those, here is the trick to make them perfect every time. Start by pushing the needle up through the backside of the fabric where you want the knot to be. Then wrap the thread around the needle two more times, so you get three tight winds around the needle.
Place the needle back into the fabric just one thread over from where you started.
Pull on the thread end until the loops slide to the end of the needle in a tight knot.
Then, continue to push the needle on through the fabric, pulling the yarn through to set the knot.
I did get a bit farther on this one, after the knots were done.
As much as I am enjoying the slow stitching this year, I am certain that I will not do this same set a second time. I just have too many other things to do, including all these other kits! Beading kits, a Christmas bell pull, and a cross-stitch Thanksgiving cornucopia I may never get done because I have messed up the fruit part somewhere and I need to get the instructions enlarged so I can see them again.
So, I am going to give away the other unopened, complete kit of Sewing Ornaments I have.
Just leave a comment on this post if you would like to enter to win! Just tell me what kind of slow stitching you like best, and if you have ever done crewel work.
I’ll pick a winner next Sunday. Good luck and happy stitching!