Sunday, April 7, 2013

Saturday Stitching

 I finished The Cross Stitch Shop as a flat ornament like all the others in the series.  And I began work on The Fiber Shop instead of The Framing Shop.  I realized I had failed to print out the over one sign for The Framing Shop so I simply moved on to the next chart on my to do list.  I'll look through my binder to see if I filed the page with The Framing Shop's sign improperly. In any case, I have loaded my Doodler table top frame with enough blue linen to stitch at least three [possibly four] more shops in the Indy Town Square series.  So, even after I find the missing page of chart, I'll need to choose one or two more shops to kit up and have ready in the stitching bag.

The Fiber Shop will be one of the larger ornaments at 4 inches wide and 6 inches tall.  It is a three story building and I have only begun work on the top floor.  I did switch out a few colors so as to work with my stash.  I am using Poison Apple Belle Soie for the facade of the building instead of GAST Old Brick.  I knew I didn't have nearly enough of the Old Brick  so I am using it as the accent [capstones] color.  Otherwise, I am following the chart.  I know some people don't like to mix silks and cotton overdyes but I rather like the added texture that mixed fibers give a piece.

Other good news:  I was right: I did have another skein of DMC 610 so stitching on The Berry Patch Rabbit will continue uninterrupted.  It is nice to know that tomorrow's rotation stitching won't be complicated by any annoying gaps in inventory.

I also hope to get some work done on my TW stocking today.


Dani - tkdchick said...

The cross stitch shoppe looks fantastic and how fun that you're doing each of the shops as ornaments!!!

Julie said...

Having a catch up read ... these little houses are so cute!

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish. I love that series.


barbara said...

Everything looks great, Riona!