I have not picked up a needle in a few years but seeing some embroidery work on Instagram had me reaching for the needle once more. I have been know to be a serial stater but this time I am going to try and stick this one out. Even if my stitching time is very limited due to work and poor lighting at night.
You can see what the finished design that I have renamed to Missi, is due to look like on my side bar and at present this is how she is looking.
A long way to go! I am finding that with my eyesight and stitching on 25ct on cream of all colours ( why didn’t I just buy some new fabric instead of using up my old stock) a real struggle, but I am plodding on.
For the eagle eyed of you, will notice that I was stitching half stitch. For speed this is great but for the end result I wasn’t really happy, and it wasn’t until I started to stitch large amounts of the black on the hair I decided to change to full cross stitch and see if there was a vast amount of difference.
The Stitching was really bulky too, I kept going with it but now wish I hadn’t want to take the easy option. At Present you can’t really see a vast difference, I may have got away with this!!