Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Take a deep breath

Remember to exhale!

My first Hardanger Woven Picots :)
Not sure if I did them right - but they don't suck.

How dainty stitches are on 30 count fabric!

Took me all afternoon to do these few.
The hardest part was getting the courage up to make the 1st knotted loop.

How committed would I be if it failed?
Would it be a mess to untangle if things went very badly?
A great gasping breath escaped after about the 3rd pair and I realized I had been holding my breath for way too long!

Next to cut the middle threads away and weave it back together. Remember to breathe...

I bought new stork scissors and some better tweezers for removing the drawn and cut threads.
Dear family:

2 of the new books I ordered arrived.
Can't wait to explore them; they both look full of inspiration and brimming with the details of new stitches just waiting to be tried.


Judy S. said...

Wow, Laurie! It's lovely, especially the picots. Hard to believe that you're new at this!
Hope you had a nice St. Paddie's Day.

MargB said...

Laurie This IS marvellous. It looks so good.

Micki said...

I love your work! It is incredible!