Saturday, February 13, 2010

Backstitching for hours!

I finished all the flowers! So now I'm starting on the backstitching! It is going to take forever!!! But it sure makes the flowers look pretty, doesn't it?

I have a grand plan: there are about six pages of this design. Well not six pages, it's really six sections of four pages stuck together. The pattern is huge for this baby! Oh and that's just for the stitching and backstitching, there are another 3-4 pages for all the bugs and bees. So my plan is to backstitch and do all the extras (bugs, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds) on that one page. So then, I won't have to go back to it once I finish it.

The real difficulty with this pattern, is all the backstitching is the exact same color on the chart. But so many flowers and leaves overlap each other, it's hard to know where to stitch which color. And then there's the whole section of animals sitting on leaves and flowers... that also have some backstitching.

So do I backstitch the entire flower, then stitch the bug even though it might overlap on the backstitching some? I don't think I want to backstitch the flower over the bug..... hard to explain, I think I'm just going to try it!

So far so good on sticking with FP! We'll see how long it lasts! :)

We got another 3 inches of snow last night! This sure is strange for NC! Two weekends of snow in a row! This time the snow was really light and fluffy, instead of hard and icy! It stuck to all the trees as it was coming down and it sure looks pretty!

Enjoy your weekend!


FayeRaye said... have been busy!! Snow here at Cherry Grove Beach too....Yikkesssss

stitchinfiend said...

Love it - backstitching is the pits even though it quite often makes the pattern pop. Great idea to do each page at a time.

Teri said...

Backstitching is not my favorite part of cross stitch, but it sure makes a difference. I look forward to watching your flowers "spring" to life!

Justflo said...

Back sitiching seems to go on forever. I do it now as I go along it helps that way. Your stitching is comojng along great.
Happy stitching to you.