Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Ok, so this blog thing seemed like a great idea, then I realized how much work it was! I still haven't managed to take all my photos (lighting was bad, and no sunshine in sight!) and I couldn't quite figure out how to add progress bars and pictures for my projects, which I really wanted to do.  Then Ewa came to my rescue! Not only is she a fantastic stitcher, she is great at explaining things! lol
So anywho, I will be slowly (and I mean slowly!) adding pictures and progress over the next few days. On the plus side, I have managed to get lots of stitching in, since it has been raining for 4 days straight here in Nova Scotia. I have mainly been focusing on a Disney kit, Lightening McQueen, for a friend's little one. Here is where I am at so far:


Forgive the hoop lines! I think he is coming along quite nicely, but I am not looking forward to the bane of my stitching existence....backstitching! I have also been working on my HAED focus piece, Ascendant, but hit a snag; the pattern called for DMC 032, which I have as Kreinik blending filament, but I find it too thick and bulky for my fabric. It seems to make a raised section of stitching...so I think I may take it out and play around with some other options. I did pick up some DMC Light Effects in pearl white, so I will try that and see if I am happier with how it looks. As soon as I am satisfied, I will post an update on her...I am really happy with how she is turning out!

6 comments:

Ewa said...

Lovely progress! I find stitching on dark fabric to be really difficult. Can't wait to see more!

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Hi Nikki,

Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Love your Lightening McQueen - I have a seven year old who loves LM - although I've not stitched him.

Looking forward to seeing your progress - I've got an HAED in the works too, Queen of hearts. I have to admit I haven't touched her in months.

I've used both the Krienik #4 032 and the DMC LEWhite. Love the effect of both. It will be interesting to see what you think. I'm using the Kreinik on a current project for my Dad...

Let us know how it goes :)

Kirstin
Stitchin' Addiction
www.addictedtostitchin.blogspot.com

stitchstitchknit said...

Congratulations on starting your own blog =)
I started my blog half a year ago and there are still things that just won't work. So take your time, the most important thing is that you enjoy blogging.

Lightening Mc Queen looks fantastic and I am looking forward to see your work on Ascendant, it's an amazing design =)

I used Kreinik about 3 weeks ago for the first time and I agree, it's just to thick. I hope you can find something you are more comfortable with.

Enjoy your time in the blog-universe!
Johanna

Claudette497 said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! LMQ looks great, and I'm really looking forward to seeing Ascendent take shape.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, I hope you'll feel quite at home here with us stalking your blog :)
Your LM is looking great, I bet your friend's little one is going to love it :)
I'm stitching a few HAED myself and I think all of them ask for the Kreinik thread, usually if it's just for some small spots I use it, and depending on the size of the fabric my trick is to do only half stitch instead of the full cross, because the thread is so bulky it will look like the full cross has been done anyway :), if it's asked for big areas I might replace it by DMC B5200 it's also another possibility you might consider :)

Joysze said...

Hi Nikki. Found you through Ewa's blog and Lightning looks great. :)

Looking forward to seeing Ascendent.