Monday, November 4, 2013

Liam

I am at the over one phase of the stocking now.  The stocking is properly labelled with my grandson's name, as you can see in this photo.  Soon the angel will have a face.  I've already begun the work on that.  Then it is just the washing, the embellishing with metallics and beads.  Coming close to the end of this project is bittersweet.  The project itself has been such a joy.

If it weren't for the fact that I will soon be starting a very similar stocking for my granddaughter Piper, I'd be very sad indeed!  This will be the first Gold Dimensions chart I have ever used and I am telling you right now that I really don't like the layout of the chart and symbols tables.  I am also not impressed with the floss included in the package.  Converting all those shades to DMC and making up a new symbols chart before starting is going to be one major pain in the anatomy.  Then, there is the conversion of blue robes to pink ... but more on that in a later post.  But the biggest hurdle will probably be the necessity of stitching the whole project over one in order to reduce the design to fit on a stocking.  At least, this next project will keep me challenged and interested.  It is not a Teresa Wentzler but it will have its own set of complexities!


6 comments:

Vickie said...

Holy smokes! That does sound challenging!!
This one looks splendid.

Kay said...

It is gorgeous!

Linda said...

This is looking amazing and so close to be finished now. I have been working on my for the past couple of days and I am almost finished apart from the making of it into an actual stocking .

Julie said...

Fabulous, looking forward to seeing how you get on with the next one.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I will also miss seeing your stocking updates but I'm pleased there is another in the pipeline. I hope it doesn't test you too much!

Maggee said...

Great progress! It will be done before you know it! Congrats!