Sunday, September 7, 2014

And It Is Back To The Sampler, Again!

I have been stitching on the English Band Sampler for the last two days.  After a brief stint of frogging, it has been a case of "slow and steady wins the race."  This half of the band is just a little bit difficult and disorienting since the motifs are upside down.  I realize it shouldn't be any more difficult to stitch from a chart that inverts a design than to stitch from one that does not.  But, my mind's eye keeps correcting the image before me, causing some small confusion as I try to stay properly oriented.  I never claimed to have much in the way of spatial intelligence.  My primary learning and perceptive  styles are verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical.  Visual and spatial perceptions are definitely secondary and even tertiary.  So upending the chart takes me out of my comfort zone.

But the colors continue to enchant me, and the difficulty is just enough of a challenge to keep me on my toes.  I don't know how many other stitchers have the same experience but I find the easier the chart, the more likely I am to make a careless mistake,  Charts that are a bit of a challenge keep me focused and accurate.  I'll post a photo when I have some more substantial progress to show.

And just a reminder, comments may still be made to my 9/3 Blogaversary post featuring a $10 gist certificate to 123stitch as a giveaway.


Anna van Schurman said...

Would it work better if you turned the pattern and the project upside down?

Stitchinowl said...

Interesting post. I am a reader as well as a stitcher. I often enjoy reading a book that is outside my comfort zone. As for stitching choices, I get frustrated if the stitching is too challenging.